Niki Daly

There are few books with characters that speak to the Black child. Psychologists have found that in early childhood development children holistically developed better when they saw people who looked like them every day. They need to see these people in three spheres of their lives; in their education, entertainment and daily environment. It’s Jamela is a book that ticks all those boxes as it is a push back against the racist patriarchal narrative of men and boy heroes. The story of Jamela and her relationships with others is a useful development from what society is used to. It is a true children literature because even in the easy flow of the story and style it shies away from the negative violent society we live in. It’s a positive story that should resonate with every child.