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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

COLLECTION

Literature

YEAR GROUP

Years 5 and 6

BOOK TYPE

Corebooks

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

Discover the free teaching resource to use alongside the book written by the CLPE teaching team... 

VIDEOS

'Amelia St Clair and the Long-Armed Killer - Chapter 1' read by Joseph Coelho

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'Amelia St Clair and the Long-Armed Killer - Chapter 5' read by Joseph Coelho

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'Amelia St Clair and the Long-Armed Killer - Chapter 7' read by Joseph Coelho

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Joseph Coelho - Writing Inspirations

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Joseph Coelho - Drawing on real life experiences

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Joseph Coelho - Which text types do you prefer to write?

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Joseph Coelho - Choosing a text type for a piece of writing

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Joseph Coelho - My writing process

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Joseph Coelho - Working with an illustrator

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Joseph Coelho - How do you build a cast of characters for a short story?

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Joseph Coelho - Creating a setting for a short story

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Joseph Coelho - Mapping the storyline for a short story

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Joseph Coelho - Using language effectively in a short story

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TEACHING NOTES