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Splinters of Sunshine by Patrice Lawrence – Discussion Questions and Activities

Themes and Discussion Questions for Book Clubs or Class Discussion Splinters of Sunshine by Patrice Lawrence is suitable for sharing with students ages 12+ – either in the classroom, as recommended reading at home or in […]

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The Henna Wars Discussion Questions

The Henna Wars is the perfect KS3 book to discuss difficult topics such as homophobia, cultural appropriation and racism, in the classroom.   The Henna Wars is written by Bangladeshi-Irish author, Adiba Jaigirdar, a brilliant […]

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Dark Blue Rising by Teri Terry – Discussion Questions

Looking for an exciting thriller to read with your class as well as accompanying discussion questions? Look no further…   Dark Blue Rising is the start of a speculative thriller trilogy for KS3 readers from […]

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Break the Fall – Discussion Questions

Spark debate with your class or book club on survivorship, female solidarity and the importance of using your voice with the sensational new YA novel about one girl’s determination to win gold at the Olympics. […]

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Heartstopper Teaching Notes

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman is a wonderfully sweet LGBTQ+ graphic novel series about Nick and Charlie, two school boys who become friends and fall in love. The series is sweet, funny and sensitively tackles topics […]

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The Deathless Girls – Discussion Questions

The breathtakingly imagined untold story of the brides of Dracula.

Themes: discussion questions, teen/YA fiction, KS3, gothic horror, LGBTQ+

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The Boxer – Discussion Questions

A gripping YA novel about friendship and finding your community after a racist attack.

Topics: racism, radicalisation, male mental health, identity, KS3 12+

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