A poignant and pertinent exploration of life below the poverty line from the critically acclaimed award-winning creator of My Name is Not Refugee.
Mum works incredibly hard but there never seems to be enough money to go around, and today there’s no food left in the cupboard. This means a trip to the food-bank, which mum hates doing because she feels ashamed about having to rely on others. Her daughter, however, can see plenty of good in their day – drawing and colouring, trying on clothes in the charity shop, playing the ‘maybe one day’ game with mum. She knows that however bad things might sometimes look; they will always have each other.
This is a simply written book with a powerful message, giving readers insight into the need for food-banks and just who might need to use them. Sensitively written, ‘It’s a No Money Day’ provides the opportunity to open up discussions and help develop empathy with others. It would also be an excellent way to open up conversations with children or families who have had to use food-banks and explore their feelings around this.
Kate Milner studied Illustration at Central St Martin’s before completing the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. Kate won the V&A Student Illustration Award in 2016 and the Klaus Flugge Prize in 2018 for My Name is Not Refugee. She lives in Leighton Buzzard with her family.
- Soft cover (Picture book)
- Age range 5+
- Full Colour