Skyward: Why Spensa is such a believable teenage heroine

One of the things I love about Skyward so far is how relatable Spensa is! She really rings true as a teenage character. What do you think – do you relate to her?

The Golden Compass: Why was it banned?

This month we’re reading The Golden Compass, the first novel in Philip Pullman’s YA fantasy series His Dark Materials. But there was a time when the book sparked some controversy for promoting atheism.

Exploring symbolism in The Golden Compass

Let’s explore symbolism in Philip Pullman’s novel The Golden Compass, using the alethiometer as an example! The golden compass is a symbol-reader, making it a perfect tool for teaching about symbolism in literature.