Anti-Bullying and Trans Awareness Week are important dates that prompt important learning and discussion in the Early Years. Here are 10 books to supplement EYFS education and literacy skills that teach young children about diversity, inclusion, acceptance, feelings, and the difference between right and wrong.
“Danny Chung Does NOT Do Maths” is the debut novel by ESEA author Maisie Chan. Danny Chung has a lot to deal with, including school bullies, fighting racial stereotypes, annoying family “friends”, and most of all, looking after his Chinese granny. How will he cope? A lovely story about being who you want to be, self discovery, and the importance of intergenerational relationships – even if you don’t speak the same language…
“A change is yet to come” marks IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia), focusing on the dilemma gay, British-born Chinese English teacher Alex Chang faces at work in Shanghai, China.
Sue Cheung’s follow-up to 2019’s award-winning novel “Chinglish” is “Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life”. Aimed at kids 8+ it’s a funny take on life from the perspective of an 11-year-old girl who just happens to be half-Chinese as she tries to figure out what her talent is.
Happy National Pet Day! Following on from my World Poetry Day post in March, I’ve combined the two days and loves with poems written especially for my and my friends’ pets. Enjoy!
Sue Cheung’s debut young adult novel “Chinglish” retells her funny, quirky and often sad life growing up above her mad parents’ Chinese takeaway. Here’s my review of this award-winning book.
In honour of World Poetry Day and my mum, here is a small collection of poems written for her.
An open poem to the people who try and silence the voices of the Asian community and its supporters or deflect the issue of racism in the wake of the anti-Asian attacks.
Harry Potter actress Katie Leung has spoken out about the racist abuse she received online many years ago. Here’s why it’s an important issue to discuss now after all these years of having to keep quiet.