The Black British Business Awards

I am thrilled to have been nominated for the Black British Business Awards and can reveal today that I am a finalist in the Arts and Media Senior Leaders category. Congratulations to all of the other finalists. Please click on this link for further information: BBBA 2024 Finalists Here is the announcement that was made […]

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The Week Junior Book Awards

I am super delighted to share that my book, illustrated by Giovana Medeiros has been shortlisted at the Week Junior Book Awards, in the Wellbeing category. Thank you to the team at Ladybird and a big congratulations to the other nominees. Please click on this link for further information. Follow the conversation: Instagram | x/Twitter

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Grenada Community Library welcomes JoJo and Gran Gran author Laura Henry-Allain MBE

Laura Henry-Allain MBE, award-winning global producer, storyteller, educationalist and consultant, recently visited the Grenada Community Library to lead reading and storytelling activities with local schoolchildren from St George’s and St Louis schools. Laura shared stories from JoJo and Gran Gran, the award-winning series that inspired the characters developed by the BBC’s CBeebies, which has delighted

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Deptford Literature Festival

Super excited to be doing this event with Onyinye Iwu, part of the Deptford Literature Festival, for children aged 4-7. DATE: 19 March 2022 TIME: 11:30am – 12:30pm Only £2:00! WHERE: Deptford Lounge Children’s Library 9 Giffin Street Deptford London SE8 4RJ BSL Interpreted! “Laura and Onyinye will offer a reading of My Skin, Your

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Juno Magazine

Delighted to be interviewed by Juno Magazine on all things to do with my television work and books, especially My Skin, Your Skin.  To access the magazine and article, please visit Juno Magazine’s website. Follow the conversation on the socials: Instagram|Facebook|Twitter  @LauraHAllain    

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National Story Telling Week

Ooh, it is National Story Telling Week! Getting ready for a range of online and in person events, over the next few months. Includes a school in Japan! *Author readings *Assemblies *Author Q&A *Literacy workshops *Sessions for parents and/or educators/teachers 💻Please email my PA: Admin@LauraHenryAllain.Com Follow the conversation: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @LauraHAllain

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Author and events

I have been doing a few author visits although the face-to-face visits have stopped on a temporary basis due to Covid-19. My last visit in November was to Kobi Nazrul Primary School in Tower Hamlets. I have to say, I was overwhelmed with the reception that I received from the school. Please let me know

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Have a Kitkat!

The deputy head of Wendell Park Primary School (School Partnership), Rosie, ordered a signed copy of My Skin, Your Skin for every class; they already had a copy and were keen to use the book to support their reflections for Anti-Bullying Week. It was my absolute pleasure to personally drop off the books on Thursday.

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Billboard – London

I was delighted that my new book, My Skin, Your Skin,  illustrated by the talented Onyinye Iwu. w as chosen by Amazon as part of the Amplifying Voices project for Black History Month. The billboard was on display for one week in Leicester Square in London. Click on the link here to order: Follow the

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Using reading to celebrate diversity and combat racism

I am delighted to share the online book launch of My Skin, Your Skin on: Thursday 7th October 2021 19:00 BST I will be sharing sections from the book and offering her expertise on how to have meaningful conversations in your classrooms and early years settings. This will be followed by a discussion with panelists Onyinye Iwu

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