'Meet More Coventry Kids' in city author Aaron Ashmore's latest book - The Coventry Observer

'Meet More Coventry Kids' in city author Aaron Ashmore's latest book

Coventry Editorial 30th Aug, 2022 Updated: 30th Aug, 2022   0

THE STORIES of 12 famous Coventrians are told in the latest children’s book by city publisher Etch and Pin.

‘Meet More Coventry Kids’ by Aaron Ashmore is the latest in the series aimed at celebrating individuals from the city and their amazing achievements.

Previous books include ‘Lady Godiva’s Birthday Suit’, ‘Coventry The Phoenix City’ and ‘The Time Travelling Coventry Taxi’.

Aaron said: “Choosing 12 Coventry icons last year for my ‘Meet the Coventry Kids’ book was so tricky as our city has produced so many talented individuals so I decided to write another one, hence ‘Meet More Coventry Kids’.”

From radio presenters to marathon runners, England football players to Olympic judo medal winners, the new book tells the stories of 12 of famous Coventrians including John JD Dalziel, Delia Derbyshire, Pauline Black and Jerry Dammers.

Aaron said: “The first ‘Meet the Coventry Kids’ book has proven especially popular in schools where teachers tell me our local children love to hear about people who have come from the city.

“Being able to show the city’s young people that people from Coventry have had fantastic careers and achieved amazing feats is inspiring for them to hear.”

Aaron has teamed up with Jessica Harvey, who once again brought Aaron’s Cov Kids to life with vibrant hand-drawn illustrations.

As with all of his publications, Aaron is supporting the local community with 1,000 copies of ‘Meet More Coventry Kids’ heading to Coventry primary schools plus providing books for Positive Youth Foundation which aims to raise the aspirations and life chances of Coventry young people facing challenging circumstances.

Visit: etchandpin.co.uk/MeetMoreCovKids for more.

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