Over the last year, Reading Activists groups have been working with Instagrammer in residence, Emma Healey. Emma has many talents. She's an author, a book binder and the creator of exciting book-related stop motion animation.
Reading Activist groups commissioned Emma to make short videos inspired by a book of their choice using the Instagram video app.
This is what Emma had to say about the project:
I've enjoyed the project enormously and learned loads. Receiving the briefs made me really think about the kinds of books young people enjoy and what aspects are important to them. I've discovered stories I might never have read and focused on details I might otherwise have overlooked, and I've had a lot of fun finding new ways to create videos in order to represent each book.
We are excited, and a little sad, to share the last video with you. The brief came from Reading Activists in Accrington, who chose The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson. Here are their comments:
"Naughty but funny - kids can relate to her"
"Has black curly hair"
"Tells people to 'bog off!'"
"In care - calls it 'the dumping ground'"
"Talks about her mum and loves her even though she never sees her (only has a picture)"
"Rivalry with Justine (another girl in same care home)"
"Elaine the Pain (her social worker)"
"Fostered by Cam (a struggling writer who she is inspired by - even though Cam knows Tracy stole money from her)."
And here's Emma's video interpretation.
You can view all the videos from the project here.
You can take part in the project by responding to a brief with your own video! Once you've made your video, tweet it to us, send us a link or share it via Instagram.