Author: Malorie Blackman She already knew he had a wife on the island (but not of his secret daughter), and has always longed to reconcile her Dominican heritage with her American life: “Can you be from a place you have never been? ALL of the above reasons are important. There are brushes with death, but great camaraderie too and it all ends with a much-needed righting of wrongs. This is an outstanding book that is truly engaging, educative and heart-breaking but ultimately a story of hope and doing the best you can. You’re not welcome here”), but it’s Layla who ends up being suspended. Muhammed Ali The trip is eye-opening in lots of ways as she learns more about her father and his childhood, about her family, and even her own history. No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. VOICES Tingling with heart and urgency, and astute on the complexities of radicalisation, this rivetingly authentic read shows that representation really does matter. More children’s books are being sold in the UK than ever before – but how accurately do they represent the society we all live in? Vivienne Westwood If not, that’s exactly why this book is so important. As is the skill of the accomplished writing which makes great use of typography and layout to really make every word count. Many of the stories are intensely poignant, such as that of the Low Cuts crew whose bad behaviour is fuelled by a desperate love for their sick parents. Every Sunday Sofia dreams as her Mum washes and styles her hair – and every style has a period and a cultural figure as an example of how styles and history sit together. It’s the sort of book that will be a bouncing off point for lots of discussions – but is presented in an accessible and colourful format. Each page is gloriously filled with tantalising pictures of delicious things to eat and colourful things to buy, and there’s a gentle introduction to simple counting too. This non-fiction picture book is an inspiration to all from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. As the You Must Be Layla title suggests, she’s a one-of-a-kind heroine, and this funny, thought-provoking novel - the first children’s book from inspirational Sudanese-born broadcaster, social advocate and mechanical engineer Yassmin Abdel-Magied - is a one-of-a-kind bundle of comedy and compassion. A deeply moving and satisfying coming of age novel that is highly recommended. New home. Slickly blending stirring verse-form storytelling with ingenious jump-off-the-page comic strip illustrations, this is a poignant, powerful page-turner that will find fans among a broad range of reading levels in the 12+ age group. Cultural Diversity in Children’s Books August 7, 2018 – Posted in: Book News It was reported recently that diversity in children’s publishing is still sadly lacking. Importantly, it also shows the vital role played by Indians in Britain’s WWII campaign, and shares information about Mo’s Sikh faith. Twelve-year old Chaya is a thief with a heart of gold, stealing from the king’s palace to help those in her village. Author: Bali Rai Though this is a prequel to the author’s Newbury Medal winning The Crossover, it can be read and relished as a standalone novel (for those who have read The Crossover, Chuck is Josh and Jordan’s dad). While some will be familiar – Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, for example – lesser-known pioneers are also presented, among them Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space. Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018. Author: Renee Watson Following the outbreak of war and Nazi occupation they support the French Resistance. Understandably guilt and anxiety fill her waking moments, and, in her dreams, she finds herself witnessing the turbulent relationship between her mother and grandmother in Kuwait and begins to understand the influences on her mother’s character. Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2020. A beautiful new edition of the first volume in the Surya Trilogy by Whitbread award-winning author Jamila Gavin. Children's books by BAME authors: best inclusive and diverse books for kids featuring Black, Asian and minority ethnic characters Bookseller Valentina Alexander of MyBookbasket.com shares some of her favourite children’s books that celebrate ethnic diversity.
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