THAT ASIAN KID – NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2020

TAK Cover thumbnail o.5mbI’m so proud to share my happy news with you – THAT ASIAN KID has been nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal 2020! Go Jeevan!

Don’t know who Jeevan is? Grab a copy of That Asian Kid and find out!

carnegie medal pic

MY INTERVIEW WITH MY BOOK CORNER

I’ve been interviewed by the wonderful My Book Corner. Somehow, I managed to sum up That Asian Kid in 5 words!! You can read the whole interview HERE
IMG_6967 (2)

THAT ASIAN KID – BOOK OF THE WEEK AT LETTERBOX LIBRARY!

What a fabulous review for That Asian Kid from Letterbox Library! Thank you!

letterbox

“The opening sequence has all of the perfect ingredients for a thriller complete with eaves dropping, whispers, a sticky web of lies and a dash of voyeurism. After this fizzing exposition, we’re drawn in to a brilliantly told saga of contemporary UK teen life which takes in family ties, GCSEs, first crushes, young people’s mutual support networks, pink highlights, racism (in both its overt and subtle, institutional permutations) and mobile videos which go viral…” 

You can read the whole review HERE.

Fab review of THAT ASIAN KID from Book Trust!

“An excellent, rollicking read, which includes some hard truths about racism hidden in a very amusing book.” BOOK TRUST

Read the rest of the review here!

THAT ASIAN KID IS STAFF PICK OF THE MONTH AT LOVE READING 4 SCHOOLS!

 

tak COVER LOVE READING

A very modern moral dilemma explored in this witty and surprising novel about systemic racism, family, friendship and ultimately doing the right thing. A book to confound and challenge expectations as well as to genuinely entertain.

LOVE READING FOR KIDS/SCHOOLS

THAT ASIAN KID BOOK LAUNCH

What an amazing night it was! Hosted by Troika Books and Round Table Books at a fabulous venue in POP BRIXTON, complete with glitter ball, lights and glitz. It was the perfect way to welcome THAT ASIAN KID into the world! Big thank you to all the wonderful family, friends and supporters who made it down to the launch and for making it such a special night!

Now for the photos!
dedi-2019-13

dedi-2019-5

dedi-2019-20

fenannie

candy catherine indigo

audience 1

dedi-2019-31

OOZY8361IMG_5068

annie
audience 4
books

candy catherine indigo

maurice audience

me jenny

me mum anne kit
tanya

jad nisha jj

IMG_9792

barbara sufiya candy

fam

tennis 1

Teen Reading Group

TEEN READING GROUP – Finchley Church End Library

The next teen reading group meet will be on Monday 14th October. If you’re aged between 11 and 17, love books, love sharing your favourite reads and book quizzes, then come and join us! We meet at 5pm. If you’d like to come along, please drop me an email via the CONTACT PAGE, or contact the library. See you there!

Here’s a pic of some of the teens in my fab library teen reading group. We have lots of new members and have moved to our own room in the library with 5 tables!

teen reading group 2018 (2)

My #BookPenpals – Saint Wilfrid’s Academy, LRC!

I am so chuffed with this wonderful display at Saint Wilfrid’s Academy, LRC, by School Librarian of the Year Emma Suffield and the Page Turners Book Club! I hope I get to work with them again!

BookPenPals Display

My 8.15 am talk at the SLA/YLG Aston Conference – well attended despite the fun gala dinner the night before!

1M7A05151M7A05171M7A0519

This is why I write…

St Wilfrids

Load More
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
LinkedIn
INSTAGRAM