We love wayward children in literature. Not so much in life. When Sally Rippin discovered her child was struggling to read the best-selling childrens author assumed it would sort itself out over time. She couldnt have been more wrong. Her sons dyslexia and ADHD went undiagnosed for years leaving him further and further behind his peers and labelled as difficult by an education system that couldnt easily cater to neurodivergent kids. And by the time Sally learned how to advocate for her child it was almost too late. This extraordinary book for parents is about how we learn to read and what happens if we dont through the eyes of a parent who did everything the wrong way. Through meticulous research interviews with educational experts and conversations with neurodivergent adults Rippin shares her brilliant and eye-opening insights into how we can help all kids find the joy in reading and advocate for them within the limited mainstream schooling system and maybe even help shift the system entirely. After all they say school isnt for everyone but if everyone must go to school then why not?
- Sally Rippin
- Hardie Grant