"Adventures are for everyone": Lenny Henry talks about The Boy With Wings and why all children need to see themselves in books

Published on: 26 October 2021

Actor, writer and comedian Lenny Henry chats with BookTrust about his new book, The Boy With Wings, and why it's so important that all children are able to see themselves positively represented.

Watch the video below:

Lenny Henry Q&A with BookTrust

"I want to write books like the books I read when I was a kid - I just want to see more of people like me in them."

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Hungry for more books like The Boy With Wings? Here's our pick of the best adventure books for 9-12 year olds, plus our favourite middle-grade children's books to empower and inspire young people of colour.

Great adventure books 9-12

From an ape getting involved in a murder case to schoolgirl cat burglars and mysteries taking place across the world, there are some brilliant capers out there just waiting to be devoured. 

BookTrust Represents: Middle Grade

Have a look at the great middle grade books by authors and illustrators of colour. 

BookTrust Represents

Our project promotes and supports children’s authors and illustrators of colour, so young readers find the books that represent them.

Learn more about BookTrust Represents