Open University’s Reading for Pleasure, Author Spotlight.

It was such an honour to be included in the Open University’s Reading for Pleasure, Author Spotlight

“Reading for Pleasure is the entitlement of every child, yet how can we foster readers’ desire and engagement?Our research, a two phase Open University and UK Literacy Association project, examined children’s and teachers’ reading lives, and established effective ways to support Reading for Pleasure (RfP).”Designed for schools and parents, based on academic research, the scheme helps to foster a love for reading.

When I wrote my migrant children’s series, I did so in a school setting to encourage children to celebrate their differences and learn about one another through their stories.I’m so grateful to have this recognition and support from @theopenuniversity literacy scheme.If you know any teachers, librarians or schools that would like to add to their bookshelves, please share.

You can find out more on my featured books here:


Published by Shereen Malherbe

Shereen Malherbe is a writer & author. Her novel, Jasmine Falling has been voted as one of the top 20 Best Books by Muslim women. Her second contemporary fiction novel, The Tower, is now used as academic set text in a US university. Her migrant children's book series, The Girl Who Slept Under The Moon was followed in 2022 with, The Girl Who Stitched the Stars. Her short story, The Cypress Tree has been published in World Literature Today's landmark edition on Palestine Voices. Her latest novel, a Palestinian reimagining of Jane Eyre, The Land Beneath the Light has been nominated alongside her children's book, for the Palestine Book Awards 2022.

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