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Zanib Mian

Zanib Mian’s books have featured on the BBC’s CBeebies Bedtime Stories and in the Guardian for their contribution to diversity in children’s literature. Zanib studied Molecular Cell Biology and taught science in secondary schools before giving up her career to create change within children’s publishing. She felt that diverse characters weren’t fully represented in books for young children, and launched Sweet Apple Publishers with a clear commitment to publishing inclusive books, many of which she authored herself. She regularly features in the Bradford Literature Festival, was commissioned to write an opera for The Mahogany Opera Group, and judges the prestigious Young Muslim Writers Awards.