Claire’s guest is Muhammad Khan, author of the recent YA Novel I Am ThunderThey discuss the inspiration for that, his transition from teacher to writer, the first book he read featuring an Asian character and the impact that it had on him, and more.

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Books mentioned on the episode:

I Am Thunder, by Muhammad Khan

Rice without Rain, by Minfong Ho

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Apple Tree Yard, by Louise Doughty

The Worst Witch, by Jill Murphy

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle

Dear Mrs Bird, by A J Pearce

The One Who Wrote Destiny, by Nikesh Shukla

Clean, by Juno Dawson

The Music: A Novel Through Sound, by Matthew Herbert

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe

(A note on my book links: they usually take you to Amazon, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)


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