Meet cousins, Zion and Nevaeh, who after a typical visit to their grandparent's home, become lost and embark on a whirlwind adventure to the magical land of Kalaria. This leads them to a quest to defeat Panjiro and the K-bots, who are the gatekeeper guardians of The Popcorn House. Come and meet the new friends they have made along the way, such as the magical fairy Ladybug, Mystic Royal the Ruler of Kalaria, Donny-Dallas and Jellibo.
The Popcorn House is a community book that captures the imagination of 30 young authors aged 7-12 years, who dared to dream of its ideas and concepts. This book is created to counteract the under-representation of black and brown main characters in children's stories.
A special thanks to our seed donors, who financially supported The Look Like Me Book Challenge and enabled us to manifest this book to reality, fuelled by a belief in its potential.
Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor of London
I am sure you are all having a #whizwhooh time. My name is Debbie Weekes Bernard, Deputy Mayor of London. We all know how important it is to see equal representation in children’s literature and having a positive reflection of yourself is key to self-development, remember you cannot be what you do not see!
The Look Like Me Book Challenge has informed me that 30 young Black Asian an Minority Ethnic children have become Number 1 Bestselling authors, this is an amazing achievement, congratulations. I would like to commend all the co-authors of ‘The Popcorn House’ and Project Manager Winsome Duncan and her team who have created this magical superhero story during the lock-down. Remember you cannot be what you do not see. It is a #whizwhooh Goodbye from me. created this magical superhero story during the lock-down. Remember you cannot be what you do not see. It is a #whizwhooh Goodbye from me.