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My Skin Your Skin is a powerful and much-needed book to help children and adults have meaningful discussions about race and anti-racism.

Written by Early Years expert Laura Henry-Allain MBE and illustrated by Onyinye Iwu, to support parents, teachers, and guardians in explaining what racism is, why it is wrong, and what children can do if they see or experience it.

Ladybird is offering nursery/pre-school and primary school teachers and librarians the opportunity to receive one of 100 free copies of My Skin Your Skin, which publishes in October.

Please complete the form below for your chance to win a copy of the book for your (or your child’s) nursery, pre-school, or school.   

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1. No purchase necessary to enter the prize draw.  

2. This competition is open to UK residents aged 18 years or over, nominating nurseries/pre-schools and primary schools to receive the prize, with the exception of employees of the Promoter, their families, agents, and anyone else connected with this promotion.

3. Entries must be received by 23:59 2nd August 2021. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted, or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries or entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be considered. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.

4. Only one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize.

5. To enter fill out the details in the form above. The books must be nominated to a school, not any individual.

6. All valid and correctly completed entries received by the closing date will be entered into a prize draw which will take place by 3rd August 2021. The 100 entries at random will be the winner.

7. The prize for the winner is a copy of My Skin Your Skin upon its release.

8. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into. 

9. The winners will be notified via email. The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.

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13. The Promoter is Penguin Books Limited 20 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London, SW1V 2SA, UK

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  • My Skin, Your Skin

  • My Skin Your Skin is a powerful book to help children and adults have meaningful discussions about race and anti-racism. Most importantly, the book empowers children to be the best versions of themselves; to have self-love, self-esteem and self-worth, irrespective of their skin colour.

    This book was specifically written by Early Years expert and children's media creator, Laura Henry-Allain MBE, to support parents, teachers and guardians to explain what racism is, why it is wrong, and what children can do if they see it or experience it. It also explores how important it is for children to celebrate their achievements and greatness.

    Fully-illustrated throughout by talented illustrator Onyinye Iwu, My Skin, Your Skin is aimed at children aged four and above.

    Containing explanations on key words and concepts written in child-friendly, accessible language, with relatable examples, this book supports children's understanding in building an anti-racist stance from an early age.

    It is perfect to read at home, and in classrooms, to support your child's life-long learning journey.

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