Interview by Samantha Watson @peeksawa
Author Jean Goulbourne reaches many families in Jamaica with her tales of growing up on the island. She shares with HopeRoad Publishing how the story My Aunt and the Potted Plant and Other Short Stories came about, and how life in Jamaica has inspired much of her stories and poetry. She discusses her passion for encouraging reluctant youngsters to pick up a book to read and how she approaches her challenges in writing. Read more
Authors Zadie Smith, Andrea Levy, Michael Rosen and Malorie Blackman are supporting a petition seeking to keep nursing heroine Mary Seacole on the national curriculum.
The petition, launched following Education Secretary Michael Gove’s proposal to remove Seacole from the school syllabus, has received a great response as campaigners raise support opposing his proposal. Read more