Everyone is different, and that should be celebrated. But sometimes people who have disabilities or who may be considered outsiders have tough experiences. These uplifting stories of bravery and self-confidence will help us all learn that kindness and friendship go a long way.
In a noisy, fast-moving world, Ed Vere – author and illustrator of the Oscar's Book Prize 2019 winner How to be a Lion – reflects on why we need to celebrate and encourage quiet, thoughtful voices.
Ed Vere is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer and illustrator of picture books, including How To Be a Lion - winner of Oscar's Book Prize - and Max the Brave which was named one of The Sunday Times's '100 Modern Children's Classics'. He studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art and has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1999. Ed has worked with CLPE to co-create the Power of Pictures scheme which encourages visual literacy in primary school education and has received major funding from the Arts Council. He is also a painter, working from his studio in east London.
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