The perfect read for children ‘Equal to Everything’ written by Afua Hirsch and Henny Beaumont. Reviewed by Christl Hughes, Committee Member.
ISBN 978 1 912273 485
This picture book aimed at 7 to 8 year olds and published to celebrate Lady Hale’s retirement aims to inspire all members of next generation to believe they can reach the top of whatever profession they choose whilst focussing on the law and women. Crowdfunded by the Legal Action Group the proceeds will support LAG’s commitment to access to justice and a judiciary of the future that is fully diverse and representative of the society it serves.
Ama the heroine, the daughter of a widowed dinner lady and not very good sport or art gets to go to London, visit the Supreme Court and actually meet Lady Hale. She also learns about the work of the Court, thus alerting the young reader to the concepts of justice, fairness and equality. The text is in rhyming couplets and the illustration is beautiful.
Essential reading therefore for girls and parents.