Publication day for Aleesha Nandhra
Today marks the publication of Stand Up And Speak Out About Racism, an important and informative non-fiction book written by Yassmin Abdel-Magied and illustrated by our very own Aleesha Nandhra.
A vital and vibrant book answering real children’s questions about racism, giving them the confidence and the tools to work towards a fairer society for all.
Using questions canvassed from children around the UK as her framework, writer, engineer and broadcaster, Yassmin Abdel-Magied gives clear context to the racism that persists today and shows how to recognize, resist and disrupt racist conversations and attitudes.
Yassmin creates a safe space for exploring an emotive and important topic. Her friendly, assured tone de-stigmatises any feelings young readers might have, while illustrations and infographics from Aleesha Nandhra provide a fresh way for readers to approach this complex issue.
Ideal as a way to open the conversation with readers aged 9 and up, nurturing compassion, encouraging ways to create change and giving them the confidence to challenge inequality and strive towards racial justice for everyone.