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Many thanks to the authors and illustrators who are supporting Firetree books: Dawne Allette, Paul Cemmick, Karin Littlewood and Pamela Venus.

Arts Council


Advisory panel 

Dr Margaret Busby OBE
Margaret is a writer, editor and broadcaster born in Ghana and educated in Britain. She co-founded publishing company Allison & Busby, and was its editorial director for 20 years. She has judged literary awards, written for national and international publications, and edited the anthology Daughters of Africa.


Professor Joan Anim-Addo

Scholar and creative writer, Joan Anim-Addo is Professor of Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London where she is Director of the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies.


 Kerry Mason 
Kerry is Co-director of Letterbox Library, Bookseller, nominated by IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) UK for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Awarded for 'championing diversity in children's literature' 2014.


Sarah Smith

Sarah is Libraries Development Manager, Brent - responsible for managing the strategic development of reading, learning and children/young people’s services; coordination, management and promotion of events programming; and providing opportunities for Brent residents to participate in a comprehensive range of cultural activities.


Huw Wilkins
Huw is a technology and business expert.


Dr Nicola Rollock
Visiting Research Associate
Associate Editor UK, Race Ethnicity & Education
Educational Foundations & Policy Studies
Institute of Education


Andy Crawford - Photographer
Charlotte Gray - Designer
Catherine Hodgkinson, Toppan Leefung Printers
Sohil Pandya, Founders and Coders - Website creator
Daniel O'Brien - Designer
Michael and Catherine Woodhead, Modern Memories - 
Babatunde Adefolaju - Digital media consultant on Linked in



Smiling child eating an apple shopping with a parent

Website image credits:
Mum can fix it, Ben makes a cake, Kay's birthday numbers book - Helen Clipson
Kofi and the butterflies - Sandra Horn
Time for bed - Pamela Venus
Siddarth and Rinki - Karin Littlewood
A very busy day - Sarah Kirk
Zia the orchestra - Sara Vogler
Verna photo - Andy Crawford