Sade Fadipe

Sade Fadipe

Sade Fadipe

Also writes as

Children's Author, Teacher & Youth Coach
https://sadefadipe.com/
ivysade@yahoo.com
+447440218422
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book

Audiences

Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11

Genres

Adventure, Fiction narrative, Folklore, Picture book, Short story

Book types

Alphabet, Fiction 8-13

Details

Hi,
Thanks for visiting me at Contact an Author! 
My uniqueness lies in the bi-cultural identity that weaves through the realistic-fiction books I create for those who respond to my world.

Born at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington - London in the 60s but lived and started my schooling in Tenterden, Kent where I lived with my awesome foster mother and her family. Years later, I accompanied parents to live in Nigeria and that was the beginning of my culture-juggle! 

I started teaching with the mainstream education sector in 1993 (London Boroughs of Southwark and Redbridge and now in Essex)

Public Engagements:

1. I have held family workshops at Africa Writes, Bristol in 2019 Pop-up Africa, Spitafileds,  and Africa Eutopia at the Royal Festival Hall, London. During these events I engage children aged 3-7 in reading, poetry, song, dance, dressing-up and tactile art and craft: in line with African cultural activities. 

2. I received guest invites to libraries in which I engage children across a wide age-range in reading and creative writing activities. Libraries include: Redbridge Library Southwark Library, Harlow Library, Basildon Library, Newland Springs Library, Chelmsford Library and Springfields Library in Essex.

3. I hold school-school Black History Month events pitched to each level with cross-curricular activities over two days rounding up with assembles for parents and guests. Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Books by Sade Fadipe

I have written two books with a third due out in the Summer of 2020. My first book titled A Fun ABC is also known as A Visit to Grandad in the USA _ they wanted a titled more explicit of the narrative. Its sequel A Bouncy 123 further explores the outdoors and joys on living close to nature. My second is a chapter book for readers aged eight and above: an 72-page illustrated chapter book touching issues on historical fiction.

978-1911115151
A Fun ABC (Published 2016, UK)

A Fun ABC (Published 2016, UK)

Join Adanah on an alphabetical adventure as she goes to visit her grandfather in Modakeke, Nigeria. Every letter, from A to Z, is featured in this African alphabet book, including C for a camera to take pictures, E for an eagle spied above the trees, P for a pump for fetching water, and S for stories told by Auntie Sumbo. Adana recalls with excitement a memorable experience at her Granddad’s village and the relaxed pace of rural life compared to the hustling city that she lives in. Her audience is her best friend Zainab, to whom she extends an invite to join her, when next she returns. Written in a bouncing rhyming style, children will learn while having fun as they join Adanah on her school holiday adventure! The book is geared towards a reading age of 4-7 and the characters are positive models for the African culture, food and way of life. 
978-1916259508
Snowy Joy (Published 2019, UK)

Snowy Joy (Published 2019, UK)

Throwing, rolling and playing games in the snow has always been on Adanah's wishlist of things to do before she turns ten. It just never snows where she lives! So when she gets whizzed away for her first snow-holiday, she is truly thrilled! But a storm soon strikes, and her aeroplane's wings "shivered with an unusual frenzy, as if it had caught a cold". Yet the dreadful weather hints on more danger ahead! When Adanah accidentally stumbles on Khindamah - The Land of Broken Toys, her mind is bombarded with a billion questions about the world she loves, and she wishes she had stayed back at home. Has her holiday been marred by Khindamah forever? Find out what happens in this adventure of cultural experiences. Reading age 9-12 (Middle Grade) 
978-1911115816
A VISIT TO GRANDAD (Published 2019, USA)

A VISIT TO GRANDAD (Published 2019, USA)

Join Adanah on an alphabetical adventure as she goes to visit her grandfather in Modakeke, Nigeria. Every letter, from A to Z, is featured in this African alphabet book, including C for a camera to take pictures, E for an eagle spied above the trees, P for a pump for fetching water, and S for stories told by Auntie Sumbo. Adana recalls with excitement a memorable experience at her Granddad's village and the relaxed pace of rural life compared to the hustling city that she lives in. Her audience is her best friend Zainab, to whom she extends an invite to join her, when next she returns. Written in a bouncing rhyming style, children will learn while having fun as they join Adanah on her school holiday adventure! The book is geared towards a reading age of 4-7 and the characters are positive models for the African culture, food and way of life. 

Keywords

ABC AFRICAN BLACK BOOKS CHILDREN'S CULTURE ETHNICITY FESTIVALS LIBRARIES LIFESTYLE LIVES MATTER MULTICULTURAL NURSERY POETRY PRIMARY READINGS RECEPTION REPRESENTATION STORIES VISITS WORKSHOPS WRITING