“I Am Nefertiti”
with Annemarie Anang
Date 11am Tuesday 7th June
This brilliantly illustrated, heartwarming and empowering story of identity and belonging is a musical extravaganza of a book.
“This is GORGEOUS! DO judge this book by its cover. It is a brilliant story with a great message.”
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When Nefertiti plays the drums, the band plays as one. “I am Nefertiti” she says, and she feels ten feet tall. But when the new music teacher shortens her name to ‘Nef’, bit by bit, she starts to shrink. Without Nefertiti to keep the beat, the band is in disarray . . .
“I am Nefertiti!” she whispers to herself. Drawing on her inner strength and with the support of the other children, they help Miss Potts recognise the importance of honouring Nefertiti’s name.
Now, when Nefertiti keeps the beat, the music sounds so sweet!
Annemarie began writing for children after struggling to find books for her daughter that featured main characters who reflected the diversity of children in our world. A former primary school teacher, Annemarie’s love for storytelling led her to study acting at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She has performed various roles, most recently King Duncan, Lady MacDuff and the Doctor in a multirole performance at the Chiswick Playhouse in London. Annemarie was awarded the 2021SCBWI/BIPOC writer’s scholarship. A Londoner, born to Ghanaian parents, Annemarie now lives in the Swedish forest with her young daughter, husband and their two adopted cats.