We’re excited to start the new year with news that our children’s book Dream to Change the World: The Story of John La Rose has been selected by BookTrust as one of its best books for January 2022. BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. Each year they reach millions of children with books, resources and support to inspire them to read. Our goal with our first children’s book for 5-to-8-year-olds is to bring the wonderful stories of black history held at the GPI archive to a young generation of readers. As the author Ken Wilson-Max states, the book aims to ‘…show people that we are more similar than different and equally entitled to history, culture, pride and dignity. These stories are accessible to all children and encourage them to step into another experience of the world.’
BookTrust’s review says:
‘Ken Wilson-Max’s beautiful, captivating illustrations make this a lovely and inspiring book to read. It’s a beautiful book to make us think about how all great people start life as little children, and therefore that all little children can become great people, whatever their background. It’s a great introduction to a really interesting part of our history, which will hopefully lead to children asking more questions themselves.’
Read the full review on BookTrust’s website here.
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