It started in 2020 lockdown…
Our founders were having a casual conversation about how difficult it is to find wide-ranging books for young children with main character representation of black people specifically.
As people of action, the founders quickly determined that between them, they possessed the skillset to begin to chip away at this problem.
Fast forward and Little Scholars Playground was born in February 2021. With a single mission to create engaging, diverse children’s literature, tackling this imbalance one book at a time!
Co-founder & Illustrator
Co-founder & Author
Denhue is the father of a toddler daughter who began his writing career experimenting with breaking down big ideas for a young audience. By profession, Denhue is an aeronautical engineer which has plenty to do with his natural interest in STEM related topics.
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Meet our little scholars
I would like to be a scientist when I get older. I love science and doing experiments. I like to read, make things and play outdoors. My favourite scientist is Wangari Maathai, a biologist, environmental activist, and the first woman in Africa to earn a PhD. You can find me in Zara’s Caribbean Adventure.
I would like to be an engineer when I get older. I like to travel and I love aeroplanes and airports. My favourite engineer is Ellen Ochoa, former astronaut and the first Hispanic woman to go to space.
I would like to be an astronaut when I get older. I love the solar system. My favourite planet is Saturn because I love it’s beautiful rings. My favourite astronaut is Guion S. Bluford, the 1st Black man to travel to space. I like to read, travel and I love animals. You can find me in Emmanuel’s African Adventure.
* Stat according to the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE)
+ Stat according to the Black British Professionals in STEM