Jessame to the Rescue

Publisher: Andersen Press

A further six stories about Jessame, who lives in Bethnal Green.

Jessame’s experiences unite many different cultural traditions, from her own West African and Caribbean background to the multicultural nature of her neighbourhood and friends.

She has the enthusiasms and fears familiar to her Key Stage 1 audience, from reluctance to jump into the swimming pool, to a delight in elaborating truth into fantasy to impress her friends!

Young readers will empathise with this lively character and her delight in discovering the exciting stories, activities and family celebrations her family and friends have brought from their varied backgrounds.

Jarman knows her readers well, and gaining much from Duncan Smith’s lively illustrations, this is an excellent, entertaining and empowering story collection.

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