A beautiful new picture book written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke - all about the power of expressing yourself.
Put on your passion. Flaunt your heart on your sleeve. You're a fashionista. Work it. Wear it. Believe.
A gorgeous gift book for anyone who wants to embrace their individuality from the award winning author of The Patchwork Bike and Wide Big World. Featuring text design by award-winning designer, Allison Colpoys.
Praise for The Patchwork Bike:
'This book is just what many of us need right now.' - Kirkus Review (starred)
'Beautifully written and incredibly powerful.' Books + Publishing
'In her picture book debut, Clarke's lines sing with sound and rhythm.' - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for Wide Big World:
'A cheerful and direct celebration of difference that uses the natural wonders of the world to highlight the diversity of experiences around us.' - Books + Publishing
Maxine Beneba Clarke is a widely published Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent. Maxine's short fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been published in numerous publications including Overland, The Age, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper and The Big Issue. Her critically acclaimed short fiction collection Foreign Soil won the ABIA for Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2015 and the 2015 Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Matt Richell Award for New Writing at the 2015 ABIAs and the 2015 Stella Prize. She was also named as one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists for 2015. Maxine has published three poetry collections including Carrying the World, which won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry 2017 and was shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Award. The Hate Race, a memoir about growing up black in Australia won the NSW Premier's Literary Award Multicultural NSW Award 2017 and was shortlisted for an ABIA, an Indie Award, the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and Stella Prize. The Patchwork Bike, Maxine's first picture book with Van T. Rudd was a CBCA Honour Book for 2017. Her children's books include Wide, Big World, Fashionista and When We Say Black Lives Matter.