By Rachel Rooney
Illsutrated by Milo Hartnoll
Truthful and perceptive, this new collection from Rachel Rooney explores what it means to be a young teenager in the 21st century
A girl travels the path to her future in this powerful coming-of-age collection. Exploring relationships, deep feelings and the comfort of words, we follow her as she grows up – determined to find the freedom to be herself.
This is an outstanding young teen collection by a poet at the height of her powers, with striking graphic illustrations by Milo Hartnoll.
Aug 18, 2021
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Rachel Rooney worked as a teacher of special needs children while also bringing up her three sons. She is much in demand for school workshops, and for performances of her work at festivals. Her first poetry collection, The Language of Cat, was published in 2011 and won the CLPE prize, followed by My Life as a Goldfish in 2014. A Kid in My Class was shortlisted for the CLiPPA Children's Poetry Prize in 2019. Rachel lives in Brighton.