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Author: Asuquo, Sarah, Fisher, Nadia

Interest age: from c 3 years

Published on 3 August 2023 by Scholastic in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 32 pages
250 x 276 x 7 | 186g

Shine is a touching and heart-warming journey

through a child's worries and insecurities about being different.

When Kai is bullied for being too tall and having a unique scar

under his eye, he begins to wish he was the same as everybody else.

With the help of his parents, can Kai learn that the things that

make him different are the things that make him special, and let

his own light shine through?

And will he be able to help his friends, when they share similar

worries of their own to him?

With mindfulness activities for families to

do together to build confidence and combat feelings of unworthiness.

Beautifully illustrated, the book deals with issues of bullying,

low self-esteem and forgiveness.

Can be shared with younger children or read independently.

Sarah Asuquo wrote and self-published Shine in the middle

of the pandemic, and it garnered a massive response in the number

of sales, on social media, and was even even taken into 40

primary schools across the UK to be included in the curriculum and


Now, with the help of Scholastic, this inspiring book is set to

help thousands more families struggling with anxious children.


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