Virtual Visit Webinar: Sharna Jackson, author of The Good Turn

Book a FREE 45-minute school Zoom webinar with Sharna Jackson on Friday 17 June at 10:30AM. Register with your email address to get sent the link.


About the book:

Josephine Williams is a future-focused, internet-loving eleven-year-old who is desperate to explore the world beyond her cul-de-sac - and her browser. When she learns about Josephine Holloway - a woman who started the first Girl Scout Troop for Black girls in America - she's certain she must start her own.

Enlisting her friends Margot Anderson and Wesley Evans, the trio begin their quest for their Camping Badge. Drawn to an abandoned factory nearby, they stumble across something strange. A square, ancient television and two tatty armchairs. Beside it, a wooden sideboard with an old photograph of a young, happy couple. What is this? Who, or what, lives here - and why?

Weaving in kindness, empathy, activism, and the Windrush Generation, The Good Turn is a powerful middle-grade adventure that will inspire all children to make a difference.


Author fact file:

Sharna Jackson is an award-winning author and curator who specialises in developing socially-engaged initiatives for children across culture, publishing and entertainment. She was recently the Artistic Director at Site Gallery in Sheffield, and was formerly the editor of the Tate Kids website. Sharna's debut novel High-Rise Mystery received numerous awards and accolades including the Waterstones Book Prize for the Best Book for Younger Readers. Sharna lives on a ship in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.


What to expect during the session: 

  • Join Sharna Jackson, author of The High-Rise Mystery, as she discuss her intriguing new middle-grade mystery adventure, The Good Turn
  • Hear about Josephine Holloway – the real historical inspiration for Sharna’s story
  • Be inspired to make a difference as Sharna introduces themes of social activism and caring for your community
  • Get a chance to ask Sharna your questions by heading to our online form before the event!

Sign up to register your class or school to join Sharna Jackson’s virtual visit on 17th June and to get emails from Puffin Schools with the Zoom link for the virtual visit, information to help you plan for the event and event reminders.

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