Fri, 03 Feb|
A.M. DASSU - Fight Back Virtual Event
Join award-winning author A.M. Dassu for a workshop exploring identity, freedom of expression and allyship. Attending schools will be asked to engage in an activity exploring identity, and will discuss how you can help someone being bullied/discriminated against because of their identity. AGES 11+
Time & Location
03 Feb 2023, 14:00 – 14:45
About the author
A. M. DASSU is the internationally acclaimed author of Boy, Everywhere, which has been listed for 25 awards, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Carnegie Medal, is the 2021 winner of The Little Rebels Award for Radical Fiction and is also an American Library Association Notable Book. Her second novel, Fight Back was Book of the Month in The Guardian and also in all independent bookstores across the UK and has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She is a director at Inclusive Minds, which is an organisation for people who are passionate about inclusion, diversity, equality and accessibility in children’s literature, and one of The National Literacy Trust’s Connecting Stories campaign authors, aiming to help inspire a love of reading and writing in children and young people.
A. M. Dassu grew up in the Midlands dreaming of becoming a writer but studied economics instead and worked in marketing and project management before realising her dream. She writes books that challenge stereotypes, humanise the “other” and are full of empathy, hope and heart. Her work has been published by The Huffington Post, Times Educational Supplement, Scoop magazine, DK Books, Scholastic, Lee and Low, Old Barn Books and Harper Collins.
Her next book is a World Book Day novel and will be published in March 2023.
Once you have your ticket, as many pupils as you like can join the session. You will be sent your online link 24 hours before the event start time.£30.00