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Created: 13th September, 2021

Happy Here: 10 Stories from Black British Authors & Illustrators

Author: Sharna Jackson
Illustrator: Various
Publisher: Knights Of




Years 5 and 6

Exploring themes of joy, home and family through a wide range of genres and styles, each author has been paired with a different illustrator to spotlight Black British artistic talent.

Published by inclusive publisher Knights Of, Happy Here is an anthology for middle grade readers featuring stories and poems by 10 Black British authors illustrated by 10 Black British illustrators. The anthology includes an introduction from bestselling author Sharna Jackson. 

The authors and illustrators included in Happy Here are:

  • Dean Atta
  • Joseph Coelho
  • Kereen Getten
  • Patrice Lawrence
  • Theresa Lola
  • E.L. Norry
  • Jasmine Richards
  • Alexandra Sheppard
  • Yomi Sode
  • Clare Weze
  • Olivia Twist
  • Selom Sunu
  • Camilla Ru
  • Dorcas
  • Mo Fadera
  • Chanté Timothy
  • Wumi 'Wumzum' Olaosebikan
  • Onyinye Iwu
  • Lucy Farfort
  • Willkay

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