Anna Brown, MA Childhood Studies graduate has written and illustrated her first children’s book; ‘The Extraordinary Day of Daffodil Grey’.
‘The Extraordinary Day of Daffodil Grey’, Anna Brown
A graduate of the MA Childhood Studies programme from the College of Human and Health Sciences (2014-15), Anna Brown was inspired to write and illustrate her first children’s book as part of her dissertation. Anna comments, “My studies have already helped me be inspired to write and publish my children’s book, which was not my initially chosen profession. It has also inspired me further to volunteer more time with children’s charities, and to publish more children’s books focusing on children’s rights.”
The theme of the story is based around Article 31 of the UNCRS (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child), which Anna confirms was one of the reason for choosing to study at Swansea University, with the UN convention heavily focussed upon in Welsh education.
Anna tell us that she is, “pleased to find that my book and its message of tolerance, diversity, and bullying is reaching so many children around the world, and I hope it encourages them to be leaders today for a better world tomorrow.”
“My aim is to use my creative abilities to inspire children to make everyday, EXTRAORDINARY!”
Speaking with Anna, she discusses how her plan is to continue creating a series of books with diverse characters about children’s rights, and eventually expand it to include children’s television program. She also plans to continue her time working and volunteering with children’s charities.
Anna is currently planning a book tour both in the UK and US.
We wish Anna all the best in her endeavours in her new-found career as Children’s author!
For more information, or for anyone wishing to purchase the book, please visit: www.annagilchrist.com
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