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Chante Timothy is a published illustrator of Caribbean heritage, born and raised in London. Check her out on Instagram @hey.chante
May 2022 Book of the Month | Here’s a book parents are going to want to share with their daughters, as it celebrates confidence, difference and everything that makes us feel happy in ourselves. Shelina Janmohamed was inspired to write it by a conversation with her own young daughter and the approach she takes is clear, fun and full of information that young people will find stimulating and useful. She’s open that how you feel about the way you look matters but shows that, as ideas of beauty are always changing, across cultures and time, beauty can be what you want it to be. She introduces us to lots of women, all regarded as beautiful, who challenged conventional ideas of beauty, confident in themselves and their bodies and encourages readers to be the same. She explores the role of social media, enabling readers to look critically at images they are shown and form their own opinions. The text is always engaging and supportive, and the photos and accompanying illustrations by Chanté Timothy amplify the message being delivered. Inclusive, intelligent and inspiring, this is an empowering examination of a topic that has been preoccupying girls for centuries. Shelve it alongside Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be by Gemma Cairney, another invaluable illustrated guide to navigating growing up.
Discover the inspiring stories of iconic figures from Black British History Learn the incredible untold stories of the people, places and journeys that shaped Britain, and be inspired to continue learning beyond the page. In this brand new series from The Black Curriculum, discover inspiring stories about key figures from Black British History. Learn about Britain's Black STEM heroes, like Dr Cecil Belfield Clark who changed medicine; incredible musicians from Evelyn Dove to Arlo Parks; sports stars who broke new ground, like Maurice Burton and Lewis Hamilton; and activists like Olive Morris and Claudia Jones who fought for their communities. Learn about the links between different legacies and how people from the past paved the way for modern day heroes. This book features a foreword from Lewis Hamilton, bright, bold illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a timeline and glossary of key terms. Also available in the series: Migration: Journeys Through Black British History and Places: Important Sites in Black British History. (c)2022 The Black Curriculum
A warm, rhyming celebration of Afro hair and father-daughter relationships, from hair care coach and author Tola Okogwu and rising star illustrator, Chante Timothy. It's Sunday evening and dinner is over. Beth is excited and heads to the sofa. Daddy is there with a smile and a chair. Daddy, she asks, will you please do my hair? It's the evening before School Picture Day and Beth would like a brand new hairdo! Join Daddy and Beth on a wonderful hair adventure in this heart-warming depiction of the quality time spent between parent and child. This joyful rhyming text is paired with bold and beautiful illustrations from Chante Timothy (Hey You! by Dapo Adeola). Also includes haircare tips for Afro hair from the author!
Generously illustrated by Timothy with greyscale images this book is the first novel from poet Camden – a performance poet known as Polar Bear, and prize winner of the CLiPPA poetry award. Beautifully written we are taken into Jay’s world – a ten-year-old who is uncool and mostly ignored. But when his dad just ups and leaves no-one will answer Jay’s questions. So, he makes up his own answers – and shares them with his classmates! This suddenly makes him one of the coolest kids in class! But little does he realise just how complicated it is to keep track of his stories, and who he might hurt, badly, along the way. For a book about the dangers of lying – with a moral heart at its centre – it is a very amusing, funny book which will keep readers enthralled to see if Jay and his friendships survive – or what he can do to save the day? A powerful look at the dangers of untruths – and no matter what, the reader roots for Jay as he is such a lovely character, well drawn and full of the chaotic emotions of pre-teens thrown into their often complex school relationships.
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