The UK’s first storybook written by children in care


The Leicestershire County Council in the UK has published a book of short stories written by nearly 50 children in care, according to this article from the BBC. "The book's contributors were encouraged to be as imaginative as possible and stories feature existing comic book characters, as well as newly-created ones like Cupcake Queen, Cat Kid and Michael Recycle," says the article. "The aim was to give the young people chance to express themselves."

Children's author Steve Cole said of the project, "For children, who can sometimes feel invisible or unheard, a writing project that allows them expression is a way to boost confidence and self-esteem - and celebrating it gives them a real sense of achievement."