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Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann

‘I am restless, my feet need to fly’.

Amber is trapped - by her father's rules, by his expectations, by her own fears. Now she's ready to fight - for her mother, for her sister, for herself.

Freedom always comes at a price.

Run, Rebel is a trailblazing verse novel that thunders with rhythm, heart and soul - perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan, Elizabeth Acevedo and Rupi Kaur.

'A powerful read' The Scotsman

'A tightly crafted series of punchy, often heartbreaking narrative poems' The Guardian

'What a gorgeous, fabulous book!' Nikita Gill

'Heart-breaking, inspiring, exquisite' Liz Hyder, author of Bearmouth (Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize)

Resources

Subject: English Language

Fiction Text: Run, Rebel

Author: Manjeet Mann

There are Run, Rebel resources for KS3 and KS4. The activities in both the resource packs are designed to be used alongside the videos of author, Manjeet Mann, who reads aloud the extract and also talks briefly about the book to provide context. See below.

The resources can be used as standalone activities, or used consecutively over the course of a lesson.

Key Stage 4 Resource

The five activities in this Run, Rebel resource pack gives KS4 students opportunities to engage with an unseen fiction text. They include activities on comprehension, structuring ideas and looking for descriptive and narrative techniques, using evidence. 

Key Stage 3 Resource

The six activities in this Run, Rebel resource pack gives KS3 students opportunities to develop their reading, writing and speaking skills. They include activities on comprehension, critical analysis, structuring ideas and roleplay. 

Run, Rebel
Run, Rebel
Praise for Run, Rebel - a Guardian best book of 2020: A tightly crafted series of punchy, often heartbreaking narrative poems . . . Mann's brilliant, coruscating verse novel lays out the anatomy of Amber's revolution, and the tentative first flowerings of hope and change. Guardian

WINNER OF THE SHADOWER'S CHOICE AWARD, FROM THE CARNEGIE MEDAL 2021
WINNER OF THE UKLA BOOK AWARDS 2021
WINNER OF THE DIVERSE BOOKS AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRANFORD BOASE AWARD 2021
WINNER OF THE SHEFFIELD CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2021

I am restless, my feet need to fly.


Amber is trapped - by her father's rules, by his expectations, by her own fears.

Now she's ready to fight - for her mother, for her sister, for herself.

Freedom always comes at a price.

Run, Rebel is a trailblazing verse novel that thunders with rhythm, heart and soul - perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan, Elizabeth Acevedo and Rupi Kaur.

'A powerful read' The Scotsman
'A tightly crafted series of punchy, often heartbreaking narrative poems' The Guardian
'What a gorgeous, fabulous book!' Nikita Gill
'Heart-breaking, inspiring, exquisite' Liz Hyder, author of Bearmouth (Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize)

What's included in the resource packs?

  • Manjeet Mann context interview (see video below)  
  • Manjeet Mann extract reading (see video below) 
  • Activities PowerPoint (aimed towards KS4 students)
  • Text Extract (PDF)                
  • Manjeet Mann context interview (see video below) 
  • Manjeet Mann extract reading (see video below)
  • Activities PowerPoint  (aimed towards KS3 students)
  • Text Extract (PDF)

How to use the packs?

  • Ensure all students have a print copy of the extract PDF
  • Get your students to watch the author videos, before completing the corresponding activities
  • Use the PowerPoint to go through the activities

Download KS3 resource

Please note these resources contain videos so may take a few minutes to download

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Download KS4 resource

Please note these resources contain videos so may take a few minutes to download

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