Inspiring Stories of Secret Strength


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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Discover the new daring tales of inspiration from over fifty iconic British icons today, who have each harnessed their curiosity and ambition and turned it into their own superhero power.

With a special introduction by Stormzy!

Every inspirational figure has something that makes them special, just like you. Just look at:

· Princess K, who went from tapping her foot under the desk at school, to dancing centre stage at Glastonbury
· Dina Asher Smith, who started out crawling at lightning speed and became the fastest British woman in history
· Reggie Yates, who used his power of empathy to connect instantly both in person and through the TV
· Riz Ahmed, whose ability to code-switch between cultures and creative outlets let him excel as a scholar, actor, activist, and rapper
· Liam Charles, who followed his childhood passion in the kitchen to become a Bake Off master

This is a book filled with inspiring journeys, to encourage and empower you to harness your power, and become your own superhero.

(P) Penguin Audio 2021

About the authors

Sophia Thakur

Sophia Thakur is an award-winning, best-selling author, performance poet and songwriter. She has performed her intimately powerful poems on the TEDx Stage and at Glastonbury. Her deeply thought provoking but gentle messages on love, well-being, race, politics and empowerment has led to participation at events organised by The Guardian, The Royal Family, Sky, BBC, Viacom and Universal Music. Her debut book 'Somebody Give This Heart a Pen', published by Walker Books in 2016 was a US #1 Bestseller.
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Denzell Dankwah (Illustrator)

Denzell Dankwah is a 21-year-old British-born Ghanaian, based in Northampton. He is currently in his final year at the University of Gloucestershire studying Illustration (BA Hons). Comic books and graphic novels influence Denzell's art heavily and it is love for the medium that encouraged him to start drawing at an early age. Superheroes is his first book.
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