A Superhero Like You
by Dr. Ranj Singh & Liam Darcy

When little Lily declares that she wants to be a Superhero her Mum presumes she wants to dress up in tights and a cloak – but how wrong she is!

Lily doesn’t want to be a *silly* Superhero, she wants to be a real Superhero. So who are the real Superheroes that she looks up to? They are the key workers who help to make the world a better place.

She could be a doctor, a firefighter, a teacher or a carer. Perhaps she’ll fly an air ambulance or drive a recycling truck. Or maybe she’ll be a vet or a scientist.  There are so many Superhero jobs that the possibilities are endless! Each page delves in to these different roles and shows children what the jobs involve and the impact that they have.

Lily is sure she is equipped with the skills to be any of these things because her superpowers are kindness, love and caring. Go Lily!

Written by doctor and CBeebies superstar Dr. Ranj Singh, this is a wonderfully positive story which highlights the role of key workers. It teaches children that, with a bit of hard work and determination, they have the power to make an impact on both the community they live in and the wider world.

The joyful illustrations are both diverse and inclusive. We see workers with a wide range of skin tones and women performing roles which have traditionally been seen as male. Disabled workers are also represented as there are characters using a wheelchair or a cane and another with a prosthetic limb.

As well as spreading some much needed positivity, 35p from the sale of each book will be donated to NHS Charities Together.

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