World Book Day

To mark World Book Day 2021, Sunny Sessions DJ Jon shares some of his favourite books and memories of reading with us.

Jon Andrews

I often find I can’t get into books and start a book then never return to it.

As a child I used to love Enid Blyton books such as The Secret Seven and The Famous Five. I loved how they were written and felt I was part of the adventure. 

One book that really sticks in my mind from secondary school is Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred D Taylor. This book was written in the late 70’s and is about the Apartheid (when people were segregated based on their race) in South Africa. The book tells the story of how white people were treated in a superior way to black people. It really opened my eyes to how a society judged its people and their value simply by the colour of their skin.

Thankfully we live in different times now, and value everyone equally regardless of race. The theme of the book has really stuck with me all these years later as I think its important to look to the past to learn lessons for the future.

We run two online book clubs each week for our members. Using the Books Beyond Words range, we use the pictures to make up our own stories.

If you would like to join our club, please get in touch by emailing info@sunnybanktrust.org.