Big Bones by Laura Dockrill
‘You are powerful. You are strong. You are taking care of yourself. You’re here and alive and doing well. And living loud.’ – Laura Dockrill
To celebrate the release of Laura Dockrill’s sparkling new novel BIG BONES publishing on International Women’s Day 8th March 2018, Hot Key Books are launching a nationwide secondary schools competition for young teens to express themselves and champion body positivity.
To win a school visit from Laura Dockrill in the autumn term we want to inspire artistic freedom! Either come up with your own body positive calling card motto and design it up for social media sharing, write a short story on your favourite food, design your own cover of the book, compose a empowered jam – there is no limit on creativity.
Hot Key Books are also providing 100 free resources packs for secondary schools. Each pack includes creative resources, lesson plans, a chapter sampler and a class poster for inspiration. You can order your pack by 26 February (first come, first served). There will also be digital, downloadable resources available.
To enter the ‘You aren’t what you eat” express yourself competition, tag your creations on social media with #BigBones including @HotKeyBooks, @readingagency and the author @LauraDockrill by 13 April. Laura will choose a winner for a class visit for the autumn term. You can also send in any entries to Kimberley Sheehan.
Orders for one activity pack per school only
Please note, if you order a Big Bones resources pack you are agreeing to use the materials within your school or library and to send photos of your display and feedback of any events to Kimberley Sheehan by 27 April. The "You aren't what you eat," express yourself competition closes on the 13 April.
About BIG BONES
The latest teen novel from the sparkling Laura Dockrill, introducing Bluebelle, and her moving, hilarious take on food, body image and how we look after ourselves and others
A heart-warming teen story from the unique voice of Laura Dockrill, about Bluebelle, aka BB, aka Big Bones - a sixteen-year-old girl encouraged to tackle her weight even though she's perfectly happy, thank you, and getting on with her life and in love with food. Then a tragedy in the family forces BB to find a new relationship with her body and herself. Moving, memorable and hilarious.