Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has acquired a book about consent by Rachel Brian, the animator and creator of the ‘Tea Consent’ video.
Respect!: Consent, Boundaries and Being in Charge of YOU!, written and illustrated by Brian, will educate young readers about consent and feeling in control of their own bodies.
The two-book deal for world rights was brokered by Lisa Yoskowitz at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in the US and Laura Horsley at Wren & Rook, part of Hachette Children’s Group in the UK, at auction, by Molly Ker Hawn at the Bent Agency. Wren & Rook will publish in early 2020.
“We are beyond excited to be working with Rachel, whose work we have long admired,” said Horsley. “The topic of consent will be covered in schools across the UK from 2020 so we are delighted to be publishing such a topical, timely and incredibly important book. Consent! is the perfect tool for starting conversations and exploring consent in a comfortable and accessible way.”