Claire’s guest is Muhammad Khan, author of the recent YA Novel I Am Thunder. They 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
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