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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Audio recording of My Skin Your Skin

It was a blessing to record the audio for my new book, My Skin Your Skin, at Penguin Random House’s UK headquarters this week. The book is illustrated by the talented Onyinye Iwu. My Skin Your Skin will be published on Thursday 14th October 2021 and copies can be pre-ordered today. Please click on this link to order: 

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Bookseller Special Edition

Thanks to Nathan Byron for including Onyinye Iwu’s and my new children’s picture book: My Skin, Your Skin, in The Bookseller’s The Black Issue.  Pre-order here: My Skin, Your Skin: Thanks to Liz Pemberton and Dr Eunice Lumsden for their critical thoughts. Congratulations to the other authors and illustrators who are are also listed.

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