MCB said special attention would be given to putting books into the hands of children from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.The partnership’s first title, YOU ARE A CHAMPION: Unlock Your Potential, Find Your Voice, and Be the Best You Can Be – an illustrated non-fiction title aimed at 11-16 year olds – will be released in May 2021. Each The chapter will begin with a story from Rashford’s life and cover topics such as the value of education, positive mindset, understanding culture, and female role models.
It will be co-created with journalist Carl Anka and Katie Warriner, entertainment psychologist. Two fictional titles for readers aged seven and over will follow later in 2021 and 2022. Next year will also see the launch of the Marcus Rashford Book Club, one reader recommends that the program publish top-list titles on the list success story from MCB.
Rashford said: “I didn’t start reading when I was 17, and it completely changed my outlook and my mindset. I just wish I had the opportunity to engage more in reading as a kid, but books were never something we could budget for as a family when we had to put food on the table. .
“There were times when the escape from reading could have really helped me. I want this escape for all the kids. Not just those who can afford it. We know there are over 380,000 children across the UK today who have never owned a book, children who live in vulnerable environments. This must change. My books are, and always will be, for every child, even if I have to deliver them myself. We will reach them. ”
Rashford said acceptance and recognition are at the heart of the project, adding: “Let our children read that they are not alone and allow them to dream. Equip them for any obstacles and adversities they might face. Allow them to relate to the characters by ensuring that people of all races, religions and genders are properly represented and representative of modern society. No matter where you grow up, talent needs to be recognized and championed. “
Rashford, 23, has garnered praise for highlighting the problem of child food poverty and his campaign has led the government to back down on announcing that free meals will be provided to underprivileged children over the Christmas holidays . The player was also recently awarded an MBE after forcing the government to turn around on free school meal vouchers.