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Dance with Oti: The Lion Samba

Author: Oti MabuseIllustrator: Samara Hardy

Umaira wants to dance in the Samba show but she’s struggling to calm her nerves! Will she find the courage to shimmy and slide before the curtain falls? Join Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse in this fun, brightly illustrated, engaging story that encourages children to face their fears, and have a go! 

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  • Samara Hardy is an award-winning illustrator
  • Own Voice
  • Black representation
  • Diverse cast
  • Muslim representation
  • Black/brown representation
  • Challenges gender stereotypes
  • Female lead
  • Under-represented voice