The Power Book

What is it, Who Has it and Why?

Claire Saunders, Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Minna Salami, Mik Songhurst and Hazel Songhurst
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The Power Book helps children understand their place in their family, their school, and the world, and how they can use their own power to shape the future.

What makes you the boss of me? What makes a king a king, or a queen a queen? Why can some people vote for their leaders, but other people can't? Does having lots of money make you powerful? Why are there fewer female scientists, leaders and artists than men in history books?These are things that children wonder about. Beautifully illustrated and thought-provoking, The Power Book attempts to answer these and other questions in a relatable way for young children. Readers will gain an understanding of their place in their family, their school, and the world, and will discover ways in which they can use their own power to shape the future.

Author bio:


Claire Saunders is a freelance writer and editor. A graduate of Cambridge University, she has been editing for over 20 years, and has worked on over two dozen titles for Ivy Kids.


Georgia Amson-Bradshaw is a writer and editor based in Brighton, UK.

Minna Salami is a Nigerian, Finnish and Swedish author, social critic and international keynote speaker. Her award-winning blog, MsAfropolitan, connects feminism with contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective.

Mik Scarlet is a writer and broadcaster based in London, UK. He is an expert in the field of access and inclusion for disabled people.

Hazel Songhurst is an experienced writer and editor of non-fiction for children. Her interests span a wide range of topics and she enjoys creating books that stimulate and - in this case - empower young minds.

Roxane Gay is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times best-selling Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and the New York Times best-selling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel.

Joelle Avelino is London-based illustrator. She works with both traditional and digital methods of drawing and painting. She is greatly inspired by phenomenal women and her African heritage, particularly the bold, empowering history her motherlands hold. Having grown up in the UK she aims to bring these two worlds together through her work.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781782408307
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Ivy Press
Pub Date: October 2019
Page Extent: 64
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 7 - 11
Subject: Social issues (Children's / Teenage)