We’re very excited to be publishing Writes of Passage: Words To Read Before You Turn 13 next month – an inspiring, accessible and powerful collection of words that matter selected by Nicolette Jones and with illustrations by Mary Kate McDevitt. Nicolette Jones, writer, literary critic and broadcaster, has been the children’s books reviewer of The Sunday Times for more than two decades.
And today we’re delighted to be sharing a preview of the book – you can read the first few chapters below!
An inspiring collection of over 100 pieces of writing – poems, prose, letters, speeches, song lyrics, quotations, and more – from Shakespeare to Stephen Hawking; Greta Thunberg to Galileo; Malala to Martin Luther King; and Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lord Tennyson – which are in turn powerful, funny, moving, wise, and thought-provoking, and expertly selected and with accessible, thoughtful commentary by Nicolette Jones.
Published in a gorgeous hardback edition, with a stunning neon and foil-stamped cover, ribbon marker, and beautifully designed insides, Writes of Passage is the perfect gift for every occasion – birthdays, Christmas, school leaving celebrations, confirmations, bar and bat mitzvahs, and more.
Read an extract:
Writes of Passage: Words To Read Before You Turn 13 will be published on May 5th – you can pre-order a copy from Waterstones here, Bookshop.org here, or from Amazon here.
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