Nyanda was Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate 2016-2018, and is inspired by the impact that words can have to create, unite, explain and enjoy. She strives to connect with others where she can by sharing and listening to others’ work. Her parents moved from Sierra Leone to London before having Nyanda. Bookworms is Nyanda's debut picture book.
Joelle Avelino is a Congolese and Angolan illustrator and animator. She graduated from the University Of Hertfordshire in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Illustration with Marketing. She has worked with many clients including; BBC, Malala Fund, Elle Magazine, The Guardian and Google's Women Tech Makers to name a few. Her animation project with Malala fund was featured on Design Weekly’s favourite International Women's day projects of 2020. She is also a teacher, a personal chef, a cleaner, a nurse and a chauffeur to her five year old daughter.
(Hardback) - 06/10/2022
From former Birmingham Young Poet Laureate Nyanda Foday comes this inspirational, poetic introduction to the vital need for every child to see themselves in the books they read.
What does a book mean to those who search for acceptance and understanding? A place to find friends, feel part of a family, or to be your true self. A good book takes you to new worlds, the right one shows you can exist in this one. So for all bookworms – lovers of books – the world is waiting for you.