A Kind of Spark

by Elle McNicoll

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Shortlisted Little Rebels Award 2021

"This memorial's really important to me. It's hard to explain why. Jean, Mary, those women...They didn't sound dangerous at all to me, they sounded scared. Different and scared". Addie has immediate experience of living in a society which tries to make her fit its ideas of 'normal'. So when she hears about her own local history of women accused of witchcraft, she is stirred and angered. Determined to restore and reframe those lost voices, she starts a campaign to build a memorial in her Scottish village. Debut author. Age 9-12, Paperback 186pp