Race Cars: Win this picture book that explains white privilege and racism to young children

This beautifully designed book is the perfect conversation starter about some big and uncomfortable – but necessary – subjects. 



The picture book Race Cars, written by clinical social worker and child therapist Jenny Devenny (and edited by diversity expert Charnaie Gordon), is an engaging book that uses the metaphor of a race to help children identify unfairness and understand how that unfairness hurts. It's a wonderful and effective way of discussing complex issues with your child, and sets out to empower them with the idea that change is possible.

Read Jenny Devenny's tips for reading the book with your child

For your chance to win one of five copies of Race Cars, answer the question below and leave your details by the closing date of 11pm on Sunday 20 June.

Win a copy of Race Cars

Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Sunday 20 June 2021.

6. There will be five winners selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

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