What is Happy Here?

Bring inclusive and representative stories into your classroom

Happy Here is an exciting new book published by Knights Of for primary school aged children featuring inspiring stories from emerging and established black British authors and illustrators. The book is part of a partnership between BookTrust and CLPE to support teachers to shift teaching practice by bringing representation and inclusive stories into the classroom. BookTrust and CLPE sent every primary school in England a free copy of Happy Here in September 2021, as well as a beautiful poster designed by Anjan Sarkar.

We believe representation and inclusion in books is important for all children, not just children of colour, because it can affect how children see themselves and make sense of the world around them. That’s why BookTrust and CLPE have put together a teaching sequence and CPD packed full of ideas and resources to embed the Happy Here book into your KS2 literacy curriculum. Register now to receive these via the link below. 

Download Happy Here resources

The Happy Here video library

Authors and illustrators share their stories

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