29 June, 2023

Manchester Children


Venue 1 (Children)

Manchester Central Library St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD

Time : 02 pm -03 pm

Author: Danielle Jawando

Book: when our worlds collided

When Our Worlds Collided: A Journey of Empathy and Change

Prepare to be captivated by the powerful storytelling of Danielle Jawando as she takes us on a transformative journey through her critically acclaimed novel, “When Our Worlds Collided.” Join us for an immersive workshop event that explores themes of chance encounters, injustice, and the profound impact our choices can have on our futures.

In this gripping coming-of-age tale, fourteen-year-old Shaq’s life takes an unexpected turn when he is stabbed outside a bustling shopping centre in Manchester. As Shaq’s story intertwines with the lives of Chantelle, Jackson, and Marc—three teenagers from diverse backgrounds—their worlds are upended, forcing them to confront the deep-rooted prejudice and racism that permeate society, the media, and even the police.

Danielle Jawando’s raw and authentic writing will transport you into the lives of these characters, allowing you to witness their struggles, triumphs, and the unbreakable bonds that form as they navigate the aftermath of tragedy. Through their eyes, we’ll explore the complexities of social injustice and challenge the status quo, ultimately discovering the power of empathy, connection, and collective action.

During this thought-provoking workshop event, Danielle Jawando will delve into the inspiration behind her novel, providing valuable insights into the issues of prejudice and discrimination that still plague our society. Through engaging discussions, interactive activities, and creative exercises, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own biases and explore ways to create positive change within their communities.

Join us as we celebrate the accolades “When Our Worlds Collided” has received, including the prestigious Jhalak Children’s and YA Prize 2023. Danielle Jawando’s poignant storytelling has garnered praise from renowned authors such as Angie Thomas, Gayle Foreman, Jennifer Niven, and Nikesh Shukla, solidifying her place as a standout voice in young adult literature.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with Danielle Jawando, a rising star in the YA world, as she guides us through a journey of self-discovery, compassion, and the pursuit of a more just society. Be prepared to be moved, inspired, and empowered to make a difference.

Limited spots are available, so secure your place now for “When Our Worlds Collided: A Journey of Empathy and Change.” Let’s come together, challenge societal norms, and build a future where understanding and acceptance prevail.

Please note that copies of “When Our Worlds Collided” will be available for purchase, and Danielle Jawando will be delighted to sign books and engage in meaningful conversations with attendees. This is an event you won’t want to miss—a transformative experience awaits you.

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