Elle McNicoll on the Inspiration Behind A Kind of Spark

One of the most remarkable novels of the year, Elle McNicoll’s groundbreaking A Kind of Spark places a neurodivergent character front and centre of a children’s book to tell a compelling tale of difference, understanding and compassion. In this exclusive essay, Elle discusses the process that led to the crafting of the formidable Addie and why it was so important for her to represent neurodivergent people in children’s literature.

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