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Joyful, Joyful : 20 Stories by BRILLIANT Black Creators from Around the World

Lawrence, Patrice(Foreword by)Adeola, Dapo(Edited by)
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Best New Children's Books – GuardianChildren's Book of the Week – Sunday Times'A wonderful collection of short stories and poems from 40 black writers and illustrators . . . Brilliantly curated by Dapo Adeola' - Joseph Coelho, Children's LaureateA hugely entertaining, fully colour-illustrated collection celebrating joy, perfect for children age 8 to 12 (and beyond!).

Curated by Laugh Out Loud Awards winner Dapo Adeola, with a foreword by the acclaimed author Patrice Lawrence. Featuring both exciting new talents and globally renowned creators – every specially created poem and story is illustrated by an amazing artist. With stories featuring a mythical whale, a message from the future, a Halloween dance competition, a talking book, a miraculous discovery in a moment of lost hope, the joy of jollof rice (along with an easy recipe) and so much more.

The creators hail from around the world, from the UK and US, to Uganda, the Netherlands, Nigeria and more. Colourful and beautifully illustrated, with artwork from an array of talented illustrators including Ken Wilson Max, Dapo Adeola, Dorcas Magbadelo, Odera Igbokwe and Denzell Dankwah, alongside stories and poems by the likes of Malorie Blackman, Alex Wheatle, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Dorothy Koomson. Contributors include: Adejoké ‘Joké’ Bakare, Alex Wheatle, Arantza Peña Popo, Ashley Evans, Awuradwoa Afful, Camilla Sucre, Camryn Garrett, Charis JB, Dapo Adeola, Denzell Dankwah, Dorcas Magbadelo, Doreen Baingana, Dorothy Koomson, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Funmbi Omotayo, Hannah Lee, Jeffrey Boakye, Jess Nash, Kelechi Okafor, Ken Wilson-Max, Kofi Ofosu, Koleka Putuma, Lewis James, Maame Blue, Malorie Blackman, Matilda Feyisayo Ibini, Michael Kennedy, Nathan Bryon, Odera Igbokwe, Ojima Abalaka, Olu Oke, Patrice Lawrence, Rahana Dariah, Robyn Smith, Rosaline Tella, Sharna Jackson, Snalo Ngcaba, Terrence Adegbenle, Tomekah George, Tracey Baptiste, Trish Cooke, Yasmin Joseph and Zaïre Krieger.

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Two Hoots
1529071518 / 9781529071511
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Fiction of Black and Asian Interest
190 pages : illustrations (colour)
24 cm
Reprint. Originally published: 2022.