A community school – a selective school – a school that embraces reading – LOVE IT and LOVE the kids.
Kids from everywhere – they understand ‘Elephants Have Wings’ – where we’re all different but part of the same humanity.
Thankyou for the beautiful email I received from a student after my talks at Sefton:-
It’s amazing to have a compassionate author coming into Sefton, and talking about the hard journey of a writer, making us understand what it is to be a writer, that being a writer doesn’t mean being famous, being rich, e.t.c.
I also would like to say, even though you probably have heard this a million times, your books, especially Butterflies (my favourite) and That’s Why I Wrote this Song (2nd favourite), have touched my heart, and inspired me.
It taught me to be empathetic, looking at different sides of a challenge, and also to trust and give second chances.
It was beautifully written, and I admire the way you plunge into you writing with commitment and passion, and being the character, making the story authentic. I understand it is hard to being a published author, which is why I love and admire you so much, and you are quite easy to talk to, like a friend.
Here’s a question from me: If you are friends with an author’s book, are you friends with the author?
My answer: YOU ARE MY FRIEND!