This month we’re delighted to bring you the winner of the Diverse Book Awards 2022 with our February Book Club title, Me, Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow (Simon & Schuster) by Benjamin Dean, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat.
Read an extract from the book here, or download our questions for discussion in your own book club.
Click here to watch our brilliant Q&A with Benjamin including his favourite book recommendations (also available here). You can also listen to Benjamin read from his book Me, Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow here.
My name’s Archie Albright, and I know two things for certain:
1. My mum and dad kind of hate each other, and they’re not doing a great job of pretending that they don’t anymore.
2. They’re both keeping a secret from me, but I can’t figure out what.
Things aren’t going great for Archie Albright. His dad’s acting weird, his mum too, and all he wants is for everything to go back to normal, to three months before when his parents were happy and still lived together. When Archie sees a colourful, crumpled flyer fall out of Dad’s pocket, he thinks he may have found the answer. Only problem? The answer might just lie at the end of the rainbow, an adventure away.
Together with his best friends, Bell and Seb, Archie sets off on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey to try and fix his family, even if he has to break a few rules to do it…
Benjamin Dean is a full-time author with a background in celebrity journalism. He has interviewed a host of glitzy celebrities and broke the news that Rihanna can’t wink (she blinks, in case you were wondering). His award-winning middle-grade debut, ME, MY DAD AND THE END OF THE RAINBOW, was described as ‘One of the most joyful books you’ll read this year’ (The Bookseller), and he’s since gone on to publish THE SECRET SUNSHINE PROJECT and THE KING IS DEAD.
Photo credit: Laura Gallant
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