Good News with Rashmi Sirdeshpande 


Date 11am Tuesday 29th June

Streamed live on Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel Twitter and Facebook pages.

Rashmi  loves learning about new things and loves telling people about them. It could be Anything, really: languages, interesting (and extraordinary!) people, things, events, and ideas. Stuff that surprises me, stuff that takes my breath away, stuff I never knew I never knew…

and Rashmi wants to share them with us including lots of great things that are going on that we don’t always hear much about and how to be a news detective so we can suss out what’s fake news and what isn’t.

Suitable for 9+ years.

Find out more about Rashmi here:

Pandemics, war, terror, natural disasters – the world feels scarier than ever.

But this is just part of the story.

What about all the good things that are happening? The stories of solutions, positive change and the power of people to unite in challenging times? Drawing on amazing anecdotes, case studies, facts and figures from around the globe, Good news will help kids navigate fake and bad news, and realise there are a lot of positive things happening that just isn’t getting air time. Covering everything from the robots improving health care and the trees healing the planet, to everyday people who are helping their community with acts of kindness and the businesses fighting for good in the world. This book is described as:

*A positive, reassuring and anxiety-eliminating book helping children change the way they think about the world*


Author Rashmi writes fiction and nonfiction books. Rashmi is British Indian and growing up, didn’t see many children like her in books or many authors like me on the bookshelves and it took Rashmi a while to realise that she could be a writer. And here she is inspiring others to be writers themselves!

You can find out more about Rashmi’s other books click or visit


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