Nicolette Jones is a writer, literary critic and broadcaster, and has spent many years as the children’s book critic for the UK’s Sunday Times. In Writes of Passage: Words to Read Before You Turn 13 she shares 100 pieces of writing she’s found inspiring.
Writes of Passage is an anthology of writing, set out in chapters by themes. They include: On Childhood and Your Past, On Equality and Justice, and On Reading.
The passages include those written by people like Anne Frank, Michelle Obama, Tim Minchin, Oliver Jeffers, and Michael Rosen. Each passage is followed by a short contextual statement, providing some context related to the author and the passage, or their writing more broadly.
Writes of Passage: Words to Read Before You Turn 13 would make an excellent gift, and also a great discussion resource. As suggested by Nicolette Jones, it might also be an inspiration for readers to create their own ‘commonplace book’ or collection of favourite quotes.
Title: Writes of Passage: Words to Read Before You Turn 13
Author: Nicolette Jones
Publisher: Nosy Crow, $24.99
Publication Date: 30 August 2022
For ages: 10+