Zanib Mian and Onjali Q Raúf: Hey, That’s Like My Friend!

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Book covers for books by Zanib Mian and Onjali Q Raúf

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Celebrate a new raft of diverse voices in children’s literature

Celebrate a new raft of diverse voices in children’s literature that are breaking through and finding success as they read from and talk about their books. With Zanib Mian, author of Planet Omar (previously called The Muslims), winner of the Little Rebels Award, and Onjali Raúf, whose book The Boy at the Back of the Class won both the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize this year. 

Ages 8+

Zanib Mian's books have featured on BBC's Cbeebies Bedtime Stories and The Guardian for their contribution to diversity in children's literature. Zanib studied Molecular Cell Biology at University College London and went on to teach Science in secondary schools before she made the decision to give up the career to create change within children's publishing. She felt that diverse characters from all minorities and backgrounds weren't being fully represented in books for young children. She launched Sweet Apple Publishers with a clear commitment to publishing inclusive books, many of which she has authored herself. She regularly features in the Bradford Literature Festival, was commissioned to write an opera for The Mahogany Opera Group, and is also on the panel of judges for the prestigious Young Muslim Writers Awards.

Onjali Q Raúf is the founder of Making Herstory, an organisation mobilising men, women and children from all walks of life to tackle the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. In her spare time she delivers emergency aid convoys for refugee families surviving in Calais and Dunkirk, and supports interfaith projects. She specialised in Women’s Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Oxford University.The Boy at the Back of the Class won both the Blue Peter Book Award 2019 and the Waterstone's Childrens Book Prize 2019 and was shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2019.

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Name: Zanib Mian and Onjali Q Raúf: Hey, That’s Like My Friend!
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Price: Full Price: £11.00
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Under 18: £5.50
18-25: £5.50
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