"I Am Lenny Brown" nominated for the Carnegie Medal for writing 2024
The middle grade book "I Am Lenny Brown", written by Dan Freedman (author of the popular Jamie Johnson-series) and illustrated by Kajsa Hallström, has been nominated for the prestigious The Yoto Carnegie Medaln for Writing 2024. The longlist and shortlist will be presented early in 2024 and the winner in June 2024.
There's more than one way to find your voice . . .
Lenny Brown is eight years old and can't talk. Except to his mum and his dog, Rocky.
When Lenny has to move house and start at a new school, it feels like his whole life is changing, and not for the better. Will he be able to make friends and find a way to fit in?
But when Lenny finds a different way to express himself, everyone is in for a big surprise as they find out just how amazing he can be . . .
'An absolute cracker of a book' – Phil Earle, author of When the Sky Falls.
A landmark inclusive story
Very short chapters, varied fonts and black-and-white illustrations make Lenny's story appealing and accessible to a wide range of readers. Ideal as a shared reading project to kickstart discussions about diversity, empathy and inclusivity
Such a brilliant thing to shine a light on. I can't wait to introduce this book to my children
Gordon Smart, BBC Radio 5 Live
I Am Lenny Brown is an absolute cracker of a book, and its hero isn’t one you will forget quickly. Huge of heart, it reminded me of writers like Morris Gleitzman and Jacqueline Wilson, and there is no greater praise I can offer than that.
Phil Earle, author of When the Sky Falls