Virtual Visit Webinar: Dapo Adeola, author of Hey You!

Sign up your class to  join Dapo Adeola's Virtual Visit on Friday 11th June from 10:30 - 11:15. You will be sent an email from Puffin Schools with the Zoom link for the Virtual Visit, information to help you plan for the event and event reminders.

About the book:

HEY YOU! is a ground-breaking picture book and a lyrical, inspirational exploration of growing up Black, written by award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola, and brought to life by some of the most exciting Black illustration talents working today.

This book addresses - honestly, yet hopefully - the experiences Black children face growing up with systemic racism, as well as providing hope for the future, delivering a powerful message to a new generation of dreamers.

Remember to dream your own dreams
Love your beautiful skin
You always have a choice

What to expect during the session:

Join award-winning illustrator and author Dapo Adeola as he discusses his inspiration behind HEY YOU!, being creative and the power of writing something that YOU want to read! Dapo will read from HEY YOU! and share his thoughts and helpful tips on how to write your own story to get imaginations fired up. Dapo will also answer some of your pupils’ burning questions so don’t forget to send these in advance by emailing [email protected] with Dapo Adeola in the subject line.

Print off the frame template from the Virtual Visits Event pack to prepare for this event.

Download the full  KS1/KS2 Lit in Colour Hey You! resource pack with Reading, Art and PSHE activities, to inspire students in KS1 and KS2 to explore the book’s themes of dreaming your own dreams, loving your beautiful skin and knowing you always have a choice.

Get a copy of the book from your local independent bookshop. 

Sign up to register your class or school to join Dapo Adeola’s virtual visit on 11th June and to get emails from Puffin Schools with the Zoom link for the virtual visit, information to help you plan for the event and event reminders.

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