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Hey You!

Author: Dapo AdeolaIllustrators: Dapo Adeola, Alyissa Johnson, Sharee Miller, Jade Orlando, Diane Ewen, Reggie Brown, Onyinye Iwu, Chanté Timothy, Gladys Jose, Bex Glendining, Joelle Avelino, Dunni Mustapha, Nicole Miles, Charlot Kristensen, Kingsley Nebechi, Camilla Sucre, Derick Brooks, Jobe Anderson, and Selom Sunu

In this empowering debut, a Black baby is offered pearls of wisdom for their formative years into adulthood. Conceptually ground-breaking, it’s a global collaboration between 19 brilliant Black illustrators. A lyrical Black anthem, brimming with hope, positivity and love, it will be treasured by new parents and children as they grow.

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  • Winner: Nibbies Children's Illustrated BOTY 2022
  • Shortlisted for Diverse Book Awards 2022
  • Shortlisted: Little Rebels Award 2022
  • Dapo Adeola: BookTrust Writer in Residence 2021
  • Own Voice
  • Black representation
  • East and Southeast Asian representation
  • Mixed-heritage representation
  • LGBTQIA+ representation
  • Diverse cast
  • Challenges gender stereotypes