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Battle of the Sexes, My Poem Read by Helena Bonham Carter

‘Battle of the Sexes‘ from Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, by Liz Brownlee, Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, was chosen by the wonderful Allie Esiri to appear in A Poem for Every Day of the Year – and then it was read by Helena Bonham Carter. Thank you, Allie! It’s a …

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BBC Radio 4 Reading of Reaching the Stars Poem

Available on listen again on BBC Radio 4, Jan Dean‘s poem ‘Suffragette‘ from Reaching the stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, on Wednesday 6th February 2018, available indefinitely on podcast: BBC Radio 4  

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#Suffragette100 and Reaching the Stars!

Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, was written to chime with the 100th anniversaries of the work by suffragists from every walk of life. Today – when Doritos have just produced a special crisp for our delicate mouths and Bic have in the past couple of years made pink pens for our …

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Reaching the Stars Video Review by Hatman

Hatman (aka Andy Seed) does a monthly review of books for children and this month Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls is included. How fabulous is that! Thank you Andy.    

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Shortlisted for the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards!

Jan Dean, Michaela Morgan and I are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award! Thank you, North Somerset Teachers, if anyone knows a good book for young people, a teacher does. The other books shortlisted are A poem for Every Night of the Year, edited by Allie Esiri (I’m in this one!), illustrated by …

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Reaching the Stars in NPD List of Books to Inspire Children!

Yes – poetry IS booming, and in the run up to National Poetry Day (run by Forward Arts Foundation), this year on the 28th September, NPD is promoting a list of poetry books. In the list of books to inspire children, Reaching the Stars features! I wrote Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and …

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Reviews for Reaching the Stars

Two great new reviews have arrived for the book I have written with Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan – Reaching the Stars, poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls. The first is in the fabulous magazine Carousel: “published 3 times a year (Carousel) is a magazine which aims to inform its readers about the world of …

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Reaching the Stars long listed for an award!

Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, Pub. Macmillan, written by me, Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, has been long listed for a North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award, in the poetry section. I’d like to thank them very much – have a look at the following link to read the review: North Somerset Teachers’ Book …

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Z for Zaha Hadid – extraordinary architect, #AtoZ Blog Challenge

Dongdaemun Design Plaza at night, Central Seoul, by Warren Whyte Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was a fabulously futuristic architest – one tutor at her architectural school, Professor Koolhaas, described her at her graduation as “a planet in her own orbit’, another as being the most talented pupil he had ever taught, and as ‘having spectacular vision’. …

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Y is for Malala Yousafzai, #AtoZBlogChallenge

Wikimedia Commons This entry is by my guest blogger Michaela Morgan,  one of my fellow authors of Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, also by me and Jan Dean, published by Macmillan. This poem and the entry are found in the book. . Malala Yousafzai was born on 2 July 2 1997 in the Swat district …

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