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Exciting neurodiversity children's book project

Posted on 19 August 2019 by Helen Robbins

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A fantastic opportunity for people with TS aged 16-30 to contribute to a book of shared essays on the growing up experiences that helped shape them.

Inclusive Minds is a collective established in 2013 with the aim of supporting real inclusion and diversity in children’s books.

They are currently working with a publisher (an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group), to develop a book for 8–13 year-olds around neurodiversity. This groundbreaking book will be a compilation of personal ‘stories’ (these might be essays, or other written contributions) from neurodivergent young people on the growing-up experiences that helped shape them.

Often when children’s books feature people who are in any way considered ‘different’, they focus on those people having done something amazing as if this is necessary to prove themselves or having done incredible things in order to be successful. But we all know that some of the greatest stories come from those simply living ordinary lives. The perils of growing up provide drama aplenty.

So, on behalf of the publishers, we are seeking contributions from neurodivergent young people around the world for this exciting collection of essays. Contributors should be aged 16–30 with contributions focused on experiences aged 8–13. Younger contributors or those who want to write something in collaboration with someone will also be considered. 

Submissions need to be in by 12th September - at the very latest.

You can submit your submission via this form where you'll also find more information about the project.  Please email Inclusive Minds at info@inclusiveminds.com if you have any questions.


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