Pavilion Children’s acquires protest history from Haworth-Booth sisters

Pavilion Children’s acquires protest history from Haworth-Booth sisters

Pavilion Children’s Books will publish Protest! How People Have Come Together to Change the World by author and illustrator Emily Haworth-Booth, who will be working for the first time with her sister, graphic designer and short story writer Alice Haworth-Booth.

Written by both sisters and illustrated by Emily, Protest is billed as a "timely history of peaceful protests from around the world covering civil rights, women's rights, LGBTQI+ rights, anti-apartheid, environmental campaigns and much more."

The book will be divided into themed chapters including class war, rights for women and new grassroots and will also look at methods of protest, including theatrical interventions, singing protests, guerrilla gardening and tree-sitting.

Neil Dunnicliffe, publisher, acquired world rights in all languages from Ed Wilson at Johnson & Alcock literary agency. The book will be published in hardback on 10th June 2021.

Dunnicliffe commented: "It's been a pleasure working with Emily and Alice on this project. They have produced a book that is not only timely and a call to action, but informative, entertaining and beautiful too."

The authors said: "It has been a dream come true to work together on Protest! Having been involved in activism for years, we’ve loved immersing ourselves in its history and telling the stories of movements that have inspired us. The whole process has been very collaborative, in keeping with the spirit of the book, which is all about working together. We have been making things together since we were children so to be able to do so professionally on a topic we are really passionate about has been wonderful and has kept us going through lockdown."

Emily has published two other books with Pavilion Children's Books: The King Who Banned the Dark (2018) and The Last Tree (2020). This is Alice's first children's book but she has previously won several prizes for short fiction, including the Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize 2020 and the Aurora Prize for Writing 2019.