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Young ABE learners launch anti-sectarianism graphic novel

Two ABE learners helped launch the anti-sectarianism graphic novel Walk the Walk at the Scottish Book Trust in Edinburgh.

Walk the Walk Danny and Sean cr Rob McDougall

Two ABE learners helped launch the anti-sectarianism graphic novel  at the Scottish Book Trust in Edinburgh.

Sean Donohoe and Danny Parkes, who attend the ABE Monday night group for young adults in Bathgate, were the stars of the show. Sean and Danny spoke to Paul Wheelhouse MSP, the communities minister, about their role in the project and about their experiences of sectarianism as football fans and in everyday life. The event also attracted national media interest. The lads were interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland's Newsdrive programme, speaking eloquently about their experiences of working on the book.

The Monday night group have been working with the Scottish Book Trust on the project for the last year. Learners were consulted about their views on the subject, and worked with the writer and illustrator of the book to help create the finished product. 3000 copies of the book Walk the Walk have now been distributed to adult literacy classes throughout Scotland.

Thanks to the Scottish Book Trust and congratulations to everyone who took part!

Photos courtesy of Rob McDougall Photography and Scottish Book Trust.