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October 2021 Debut of the Month
A rhyming celebration of hope, told through the eyes of an introverted lead character, observing the inspiring ways an inclusive community celebrates light through the year.
References religious and cultural festivals including Diwali, Hanukkah, Ramadan and Chinese New Year. And includes learning resources on festivals and fire safety.
Publisher, Sam Langley-Swain said: “As soon as I read this manuscript, I knew that Little Glow would be exactly what the world will need after a time of unrest and uncertainty, with the nights drawing in once more – a warming glimmer of hope and a vision of the beauty that lies within our inclusive neighbourhood communities."
The story is told through the eyes of an introverted lead character, Little Glow, a candle flame who wishes to be bolder and brighter. The flame watches from afar as families in the street celebrate various religious and cultural festivals throughout the year, including Chinese New Year, Diwali, Hannukah, Ramadan and Christmas. But, as a family gathers around Little Glow for their own special celebration, it becomes clear that even the smallest of lights have an important purpose.
The rhyming text and vibrant full-colour spreads showcase a diverse and multicultural community in this uplifting story of hope and finding your place. The book also includes fire safety back matter and will be accompanied by learning resources on festivals and fire safety. A reassuring and comforting read after a time of unrest and uncertainty, with the nights drawing in once more, Little Glow provides a warming glimmer of hope and a vision of the beauty that lies within our inclusive neighbourhood communities.
'A celebration of light, love and togetherness.' Karl Newson
|Publication date:||14th October 2021|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Religion / Bible Stories, Personal Social Health Economic|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month|
Katie Sahota is a passionate writer, avid reader and self-confessed nerd, data geek and spreadsheet queen with 20 years' experience as a public servant. After studying English Language, Linguistics and achieving a BSc in Computing, Katie more recently completed a Master's in Public Health and specialises in issues affecting the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Katie strongly believes in the power of writing and books to tackle important issues, such as identity, inclusion and race, using her experiences of a gender-biased career and as the mother of two mixed race girls with her husband. Follow Katie on InstagramMore About Katie Sahota
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