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Amber Lee Dodd

  • 5 stars across 3 books

    Amber Lee Dodd is a writer and playwright whose work has been performed around the country and published internationally. Amber drew on extensive experience working with families dealing with disabilities to write WE ARE GIANTS. She says: This experience led me to writing characters the children wanted but scarcely appear in children's fiction: disabled people who are strong, happy and independent. These children come from ordinary backgrounds, with parents and siblings who deal with the problems we all deal with. My book is not a book about disability; it's a book about grief and growing up. It features a strong mother character who just happens to have a disability.

    Amber has also recently been a writer in residence for The Expansionists and a playwright for the young playwrights programme at Chichester Festival Theatre, where her short play 'Tea with Grandma' was performed. She was awarded a Distinction in her MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University.

    7th April 2016

    We Are Giants

    'A total page-turner...very moving and touching.' JACQUELINE WILSON A brilliantly funny and wonderfully warm-... More

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    3rd January 2019

    Lightning Chase Me Home

    "Lightning Chase Me Home has all my favourite things: storms, islands, myths, and family. Amber Lee Dodd writes wi... More

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    2nd April 2020

    The Thirteenth Home of Noah Bradley

    "Amber Lee Dodd writes with tenderness and thunder, and her storytelling is a bolt of brilliance." Kiran Millwood ... More

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