A celebratory collection of iconic British figures chosen by Stormzy and the #Merky Books team, featuring Mo Gilligan, Candice Carty-Williams, Ian Wright, Jourdan Dunn, Riz Ahmed, Dina Asher-Smith and more
In a fully illustrated, comic book style children’s book, performance poet Sophia Thakur has profiled over fifty modern day heroes from across the worlds of art, activism, sport, food, science and more. Each individual has harnessed their unique talent, passion and skill and turned it into their own superhero power, such as:
· Princess K, who went from tapping her foot under the desk at school, to dancing centre stage at Glastonbury;
· Dina Asher-Smith, who started out crawling at lightning speed and became the fastest British woman in history;
· Reggie Yates, who used his power of empathy to connect instantly both in person and through the TV;
· Riz Ahmed, whose ability to code-switch between cultures and creative outlets let him excel as a scholar, actor, activist and rapper;
· Liam Charles, who followed his childhood passion in the kitchen to become a Bake Off master.
Both entertaining and empowering, Superheroes will showcase the importance of positive representation in children’s books and inspire the next generation to follow and achieve their dreams.
8% of the proceeds for Superheroes will be donated to the #Merky Foundation.
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Peek into the magic of Diwali in this heart-warming picture book about Diwali, siblings and how very special this celebration can be. This year, Ariana has plans to make Diwali an extra special celebration, with yummy sweets, divas around the house, pretty clothes, fireworks and... the rangoli competition, of course. "This year, I am DEFINITELY going to win the rangoli competition." Everything would go perfectly to plan if it weren't for Rafi, her annoying little brother, always up to mischief...and always being clumsy! Will he ruin Diwali too? Includes a non-fiction spread at the back about Diwali and how it is celebrated around the world and in different religions Touches on what it's like to be a big sister or brother, the annoying parts and the extra special parts Written by Sonali Shah, ambassador for the British Asian Trust and BBC broadcaster Bright and rich colours on every page truly bring the magic of Diwali to life "Blazing with intricate whorls of colour, full of mouthwatering food and best-clothes excitement, this giddily sweet story... is a gorgeous celebration of the festival of lights." - The Guardian
Sonali Shah is a freelance broadcaster best known for being one of the faces of BBC Events, BBC Sport, and Newsround. Away from the camera, Sonali is an Ambassador for the Prince's Trust and the British Asian Trust. Sonali loves travelling and spending time in East Africa, where her family is from. The travelling has become less frequent now that she has become a mother, though--instead, Sonali has developed an interest in cooking and preparing meals for her children and the family.