I AM NEFERTITI
When Nefertiti plays the drums, the band plays as one. “I am Nefertiti” she says, and she feels ten feet tall. But when the new music teacher shortens her name to ‘Nef’, bit by bit, she starts to shrink. Without Nefertiti to keep the beat, the band is in disarray... Drawing on her inner strength and with the support of the other children, they help Miss Potts recognise the importance of honouring Nefertiti’s name. A heart-warming, joyous, empowering story of identity and belonging.
SHORTLISTED for Teach Early Years Awards 2023
SHORTLISTED for Leeds Book Awards 2023
SHORTLISTED for Little Rebels Award 2023
The Guardian - “Nefertiti’s drumming brings the whole band together – but when her music teacher can’t pronounce her name, shortening it to “Nef”, something happens to Nefertiti’s playing… A deft, empathy-fostering exploration of the importance of names and respect.”