A World for Me and You: Where Everyone Is Welcome by Uju Asika

In this uplifting picture book, you imagine a world where everyone looks identical, where all food tastes the same, where we all speak the same language. A world that is… well, pretty boring. But with an explosion of colour, the pages soon come to life.

A World for Me and You encourages children to imagine the world as a vast library, with room on the shelves for everybody’s story.

Written by Uju Asika (author of Bringing up Race), and gorgeously illustrated by Jennie Poh, this joyful picture book is an inclusive and life-affirming celebration of our wonderfully diverse world.

Uju says: “I wrote this book so that more kids could see themselves in the story. It’s an antidote to the idea of raising ‘colour blind kids’. We need to raise kids who appreciate themselves and others in all our colours and flavours!

The book makes a helpful conversation starter for talking to kids about diversity, kindness and belonging.”

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Uju Asika is a multi-award nominated blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant.

She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World, described as ‘timely and important’ by the Evening Standard (Best Books September 2020).

Her latest publication is the children’s picture book A World for Me and You which is a joyful celebration of diversity and inclusion. Uju delivers regular talks on anti-racism, parenting and the creative journey and she has appeared in various media including The Observer, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and BBC Woman’s Hour.

A former journalist, Uju writes the Top 10 London family lifestyle blog Babes About Town. Born in Nigeria, Uju grew up in the UK and has lived and worked in London, New York and Lagos. She is based in north London with her husband Abiye and their teenage sons.

Follow Uju @babesabouttown on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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