Coventry children's author donates book copies to children in care - The Coventry Observer

Coventry children's author donates book copies to children in care

Coventry Editorial 20th Mar, 2023   0

A COVENTRY children’s author has partnered with the city council to gift copies of his latest book ‘Lady Godiva’s Birthday Suit’ to local children in care on their birthday.

Aaron Ashmore will team up with the Looked After Children Service at Coventry City Council to provide each child a copy of the book as part of their birthday social worker visit.

The book is a retelling of the famous story of Lady Godiva, who rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest against her husband’s harsh taxation of the city’s citizens, highlighting the importance of bravery and standing up for what is right.

Aaron said: “As a Coventry local, I am honoured to have the opportunity to give something back to the city that has given me so much. I hope that my book will bring some laughter and joy to the children in care and encourage them to keep reading and dreaming big.”

Coun Patricia Seaman, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, added:“It’s a wonderful gesture from Aaron and I know the children will love receiving such a great book on their birthday – especially one about their home city.

“It is a perfect example of the way we want to work with local people and organisations through our Child Friendly Cov campaign and give our children the best possible start in life.”

Matt Clayton, Strategic Lead, Looked After Children (Practice) at Coventry City Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide each of our looked after children with a copy of ‘Lady Godiva’s Birthday Suit’ on their birthday.

“The book’s message of bravery, inclusivity, and standing up for others is one that resonates with us, and we hope that the book will inspire and encourage the looked-after children in our care.”

Aaron has released a range of books all about Coventry including ‘Coventry: The Phoenix City’ and ‘The Time Travelling Coventry Taxi’ which look to promote the history of the city to young people with over 7,000 copies being donated to Coventry primary schools to date.

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