‘JoJo & Gran Gran’ Interview

Sue in conversation with Laura Henry-Allain

Laura Henry is an expert international award-winning Early Childhood specialist. She is the author of the first CBeebies animation focused on a black British family that celebrates grandparents.
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The special bond between children and their grandparents will be celebrated in the first animation on CBeebies to focus on a black British family. JoJo & Gran Gran is about the everyday adventures of a four-year-old girl who is cared for by her fun, wise grandmother while her parents are at work. Gran Gran is proud of her Saint Lucian heritage and teaches JoJo about the Caribbean island’s culture. Gran Gran (voiced by Cathy Tyson) and JoJo (Taiya Samuel) are based on characters created by Laura Henry-Allain, whose books were inspired by her relationship with her own grandmother.

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