Call for Children and Young People to Help Author Margaret Rooke

26 January 2017
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Young people needed for new book on dyslexia 

Subjects and Illustrations needed for new book on children’s experiences of dyslexia


We’re very pleased to have been invited by successful author Margaret Rooke to help with her new book about dyslexia.

Margaret is interviewing children and young people from 8-18 from all round the world about dyslexia: about their experiences and what made them feel better about being dyslexic. She is also looking for children’s and young people’s art work about their dyslexia for her book.

We are reaching out to our younger members and followers to take part in a short interview with Margaret at Dyslexia Scotland offices in Stirling on Saturday 25th February. There is also the chance to make an illustration for the book before or after their interview.

Booking is essential for this exciting opportunity so please get in touch to book a slot    [email protected]    01786 435128



Margaret is also asking children and young people aged 8 - 18 to draw illustrations on the subject of dyslexia for use in the book.

These should be on the subject of dyslexia, on a positive aspect or a general aspect of the subject.

Suggestions are -

  • a picture of something they think they are good at because they are dyslexic
  • a picture of letters dancing about; or write the word 'dyslexia' in a way they like
  • or draw the way they prefer to learn
  • or draw the person who supports them or inspires them
  • or draw the hobby that they have that stops them worrying
  • Or... something else to do with their dyslexia


You can send an illustration in to us without taking part in an interview. Please send these by post or email to Katie Carmichael [email protected] , or by post to Dyslexia Scotland, Wallace house, Maxwell Place, Stirling, FK8 1JU by February 28th with a short note telling us about the picture, along with your name and age.

Children and young people who book to take part in interviews and illustration activity on February 25th in Stirling will have access to paper, card, pencils, crayons, paint pens, letter art materials and various other materials to choose from. They can also bring along materials of their own.

The book is being published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers this year. Margaret is also the author of an inspiring book from the same publishers, 'Creative, Successful, Dyslexic'.