The main character, Rocks, as she’s known, lives in a London council flat with her younger brother Emmanuel and their single mother. Their mother is busy and stressed, leaving Rocks to spend all her free time with school friends. One day, she comes home to find her life radically altered: she is suddenly on her own with a child to take care of. This film delivers a surprising and welcomed portrait of resilience. Rocks is mercurial, impulsive, and deeply sensitive – not unusual for her age, she sometimes makes desperately poor decisions, for what looks to her like good reasons. When her closest friend Sumaya tries to help, Rocks doesn’t know how to accept it, blinded by Sumaya’s two-parent household and relative comfort.
When watching any film that focuses so fervently on a younger generation in a societal context, you inevitably assess the world that they are going to grow up into. So contagious is the spirit of these young women (the film is peppered with rousing reminders), that you truly believe that they could change the future.
This page-turning memoir relates a tender story of loving and parenting a teenager coming out as transgender and transitioning. It explores identity, self-discovery in adolescence and midlife, and difference in a world that values conformity. At its heart, Found in Transition is a universally inspiring portrait of what it means to be a family. Despite her experience advising other parents in her work as a pediatrician, author, Paria Hassouri was blindsided by her child’s gender identity. .\ Paria discovers her capacity to evolve, as well as what it really means to parent and the deepest nature of unconditional love.
A brilliant compilation of short stories, poems, illustrations and anecdotes from various authors in a masterfully curated, Book of Hope. Donations from the sale of each book are going to NHS Charities Together, in gratitude for the incredible efforts of all those who are working on the front line.
Handy Spelling organises spelling and grammar to make literacy easier. These products are based on years of teaching children who’ve needed extra support with the tricky English language. Each product is designed to be clear, colourful, joyful and useful.
You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine.
Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.
“Never be ashamed of being different: it is this difference that makes you extraordinary and unique.”
This essential go-to guide gives you all the advice and tools you’ll need to help you flourish and achieve what you want in life. With practical tips on friendships, dating, body image, consent and appearance, as well as how to survive school and bullying, The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide gives you the power to embrace who you are, reminding you that even during the toughest of teen moments, you are never alone.
You Are Awesome is a practical and insightful growth mindset book for kids to help middle grade children build resilience, embrace their mistakes, and grow into successful, happy adults. Times journalist, two-time Olympian, and bestselling author Matthew Syed demonstrates how grit, resilience, and a positive growth mindset can help in every aspect of your life―from school to friendships to sports to hobbies
A beautifully designed book (packed with photos) full of wise words and encouragement from successful dyslexics working in comedy, architecture, law, fashion and many other amazing (and achievable!) careers.
Honest about the challenges of dyslexia, while showing how its strengths can be used to your advantage, this is a book of colourful conversations with creative, motivated and successful people who are brilliant at what they do, and who achieve incredible things because of their dyslexia