Fiction | 25 February 2016Celebrating 30 Years with Through My Window Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Today we are celebrating 30 Years with Through My Window by Tony Bradman and Eileen Browne. Jo was ill in the night. In the morning she had a temperature and her dad said she would have to stay indoors. She wanted her mum to stay at home, too. But she had to go to work. Excerpt from Through My Window Through My Window was inspired by people Eileen knew and events observed from her own windows in 1980s London. She worked with young children from many ethnic backgrounds who rarely saw themselves in books. “Put us in your books!” they said. Tony developed the story and the rest is history. In the U.S. and the U.K., Through My Window was the first picture book published with a mixed race family, where the story wasn’t about race or culture. The book has remained in print for 30 years, and now it has been reissued for a new generation of children to enjoy. With the growing We Need Diverse Books movement, the need for books like Through My Window is as great today as it was in 1986. So please join us in celebrating 30 years by sharing the book with kids. Questions for classroom discussion: 1. How does Jo keep from being bored while home sick? What do you do? 2. Jo sees many people from the neighborhood while watching from her window. How is her neighborhood similar to yours? How is it different? 3. In what ways are the family in this book different from yours? In what ways are they similar to yours? Through My Window Author: Tony Bradman Illustrated by: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback, 32 Pages ISBN: 9781847807564 Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Buy In Europe Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: $10.99 / £6.99 Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.