MARCUS RASHFORD E MACMILLAN CHILDREN’S BOOKS LANCIANO UN NUOVO CLUB DEL LIBRO

Marcus Rashford ha collaborato con Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) per lanciare un nuovo club del libro e promuovere l’alfabetizzazione tra i bambini.

Il nuovo progetto porrà un’attenzione particolare sulla fornitura di libri a bambini vulnerabili o provenienti da contesti meno fortunati.

Il Marcus Rashford Book Club sarà lanciato nel 2021. Un accordo per i diritti su una serie di libri è stato negoziato tra MCB e l’agenzia di Rashford Roc Nation

La star del Manchester United e dell’Inghilterra, che negli ultimi mesi ha condotto una campagna incessante per i bambini svantaggiati, ha detto che avrebbe voluto che gli fosse stata data l’opportunità di leggere di più da bambino, ma che la sua famiglia era stata costretta a dare la priorità al cibo sui libri.

I only started reading at 17, and it completely changed my outlook and mentality. I just wish I was offered the opportunity to really engage with reading more as a child, but books were never a thing we could budget for as a family when we needed to put food on the table. There were times where the escapism of reading could have really helped me. I want this escapism for all children. Not just those that can afford it. We know there are over 380,000* children across the UK today that have never owned a book, children that are in vulnerable environments. That has to change. My books are, and always will be, for every child, even if I have to deliver them myself. We will reach them. Acceptance and acknowledgement is a really key focus of the project. Let our children read that they are not alone and enable them to dream. Equip them for obstacles and adversities they might face. Allow them to relate to characters by making sure people of all race, religion and gender are depicted correctly and representative of modern society. No matter where you grow up, talent should be recognised and championed. Under the Marcus Rashford Book Club young writers, illustrators and creatives will be seen and they will be offered a platform to shine. The team at Macmillan Children’s Books very much share my vision and ambition, and I am really excited to be on this journey with them. It was really important to me that I always had a seat at the table for input and collaboration and that is exactly what Macmillan has offered me. There is a real family feel to this partnership and I’m really looking forward to seeing the difference we can make together.

Marcus Rashford

La partnership vedrà pubblicati nuovi titoli, a partire da “YOU ARE A CHAMPION: Unlock Your Potential, Find Your Voice and Be The BEST You Can Be“, che sarà pubblicato a maggio 2021.

Rivolto ai giovani di età compresa tra 11 e 16 anni, il libro vedrà l’inizio di ogni capitolo con una storia della vita di Rashford e tratterà argomenti come il valore dell’istruzione, la mentalità positiva e modelli di ruolo femminili.

Sarà co-creato dallo scrittore di The Athletic Carl Anka e dalla psicologa della performance Katie Warriner, mentre due titoli di fiction per lettori dai sette anni in su saranno pubblicati nel 2021 e nel 2022.

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