Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Year 3 - Black History Month Author Event

Today Year 3 had a fabulous opportunity to be part of a 'Black History Month Author Event' via Zoom.

Year 3 joined Vanessa Taylor - Number 1 best selling author and 'Peoples Book Prize 2021' winner on a Zoom session. They listened to parts of the story, joined in with discussion and asked Vanessa lots of questions about her book and life.

Vanessa's book 'Baller Boys' was released in May 2020 . Baller Boys is a great children’s read. It is not just about football; it is about children and their possibilities. Centered around the players in a grass roots football team, it follows the journey of two friends from trial day to selection, where only one of them makes the main team and the others do not and what happens when feelings of jealousy and belonging surface.

Baller Boys has been the no1 best-selling children’s book in the sports fiction category and has received many 5-star reviews about its authentic story lines, diverse characters and how it deals with many of the issues today our children face such as ADHD, wearing glasses, living with asthma.

Well done Year 3!