This book gives a true representation of black people and comes with a special message for children.
A very good book.
A true reflection of diversity. Inspiring for children encouraging them to embrace their flaws and be the best they can be!
Just what children of this generation need! So beautifully written with a touching ending. Well done Sarah!
As one half of an interracial couple, it’s great that my child can read a book with characters that he says “looks like mummy and daddy and me!” This is the future of children’s books.
A powerful message too!
Beautiful message! Beautiful illustrations! The use of rhyme makes such a wonderful read. Excellent for developing your child’s vocabulary as well (bonus points for the English teacher in me) my daughter is 6 and adores the book! Great job to all involved!
My 8 year old son loves reading ‘Shine’ and says it makes him smile. He also reads this book to his 5 year old sister who asks him to read it to her just before bedtime. ‘Shine’ is a great book as it is inclusive and relatable to children of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds. It also helps kids improve on their vocabulary as well as teach them essential life skills from a young age. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who either has a child(ren), younger siblings or young relatives, or even as a gift for a neighbour/friend with children!
Born and raised in the vibrant East End of London and in a Nigerian household, Sarah Asuquo thrives on culture and diversity. Her passion to help young people become the best they can be has led her to volunteer with charities supporting children and a career as an English Teacher. She has also completed a Masters in Education at UCL in order to develop her understanding of the educational experiences of students and how they can be better supported through policy and pedagogy.
Her writing venture is influenced by her experiences with the children she has encountered and she aims to write books that reflect the multicultural society of today in an accurate, relatable, inspiring and positive manner.