Inspiring Young Readers
An Interview With Leila Rasheed
The Letterpress Project has asked authors and illustrators to think about what has inspired them as artists, what their favourite books are and how they relate to their audience - we've also asked them if they themselves are book collectors.
We are delighted to present an exclusive interview with the children's and young adult author, Leila Rasheed. Leila was born in Libya but has dual English and Bangladeshi heritage. She lived in Belgium for some time before moving to Birmingham and published her first book, Chips, Beans and Limousines in 2004. She has since published books in The Witch of Turlingham Academy and At Somerton series. As well as her career as a successful author, Leila also runs a new writer development scheme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers who want to write their first novel for children.
You can read what she had to tell us on the link below: