Today I'm Strong
by Nadiya Hussain
illustrated by Ella Bailey
[Yes, it's that Nadiya Hussian- the Great British Bake Off star].
"Today I found my voice. You showed me it was hiding inside of me all the time". A perfectly child-centred picture book which goes beyond the usual anti-bullying books we see in its subtle approach. Told in a first person narrative, this child loves some of her days at school but finds others harder. Another child stares at her, laughs at her and blocks her way. The protagonist knows this is wrong but needs to find her voice
and then she does exactly that and entirely through her own reflection, resolve and self-determination. Age 4-7, Paperback 24pp