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The Bone Sparrow

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Bone Sparrow final PB cover high resThe Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon has been described by readers as captivating, powerful, disturbing, necessary, important, touching, enlightening and much more. It is a timely novel that deals directly with questions about migration, human rights and our broader humanity. It is highly relevant for young people and adults alike, providing a platform for engagement and dialogue around issues that are readily present in media and politics in the UK, and can present young people with challenging perspectives and uncomfortable realities.

To mark the release of The Bone Sparrow in paperback, this resource has been created to support learning for 11-14 year olds. The resource explores the key themes of the book, and offers a range of activities that have been designed to link these to specific learning spaces, curriculum areas and outcomes. There are activities for the library/resource centre, assembly and tutor time as well as lesson plans for English and Citizenship/SMSC. 

Download buttonYou can also download an image sheet to accompany one of the activities. Please note: the document contains images that some people might find upsetting. 

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Many thanks to Lifeworlds Learning for their help in creating this resource. 

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