WINNER OF THE BLACKWELL'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020
- Children's category winner
- Overall Book of the Year winner (announced on 8th January 2021)
On winning Blackwell's Children's Book of the Year, Elle said: "This recognition from Blackwell's is the most incredible Christmas present. I'm humbled and overwhelmed by the booksellers and their support of [central character] Addie."
On winning overall Book of the Year, Elle said: "So proud to have been in the group of four, this is overwhelming. Such an incredible line-up to be in, thank you so much, Blackwell's!"
'A Kind of Spark' tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there's more to the story of these 'witches', just like there is more to hers. Can Addie challenge how the people in her town see her, and her autism, and make her voice heard?