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28th May 2020

‘Lessons for all of us’: Sinéad Burke announces new children’s book, Break The Mould

Jade Hayden

“There are so many people in this world…”

Sinéad Burke has announced her new children’s book, Break The Mould.

The book, which carries lessons for adults as well as children, is about being different, and the power that holds for many kids and grown ups alike.

Burke, a prominent activist, broadcaster, and writer, announced the book’s release today, stating that although some of her favourite places are bookshops and libraries, “few stories reflect my experience and my body.”

“When the book doesn’t exist… you should probably write it,” she said.

Break The Mould details Burke’s experiences as a child as a little person, offering a heartfelt and inspiring guide to young readers on believing in themselves and finding comfort in their own skin.

“There are so many people in this world – 7.53 billion to be exact,” reads the blurb.

“But there is only one of me and one of you. It’s easy to think we are not good enough, or that our nose is too big, or wish we could be more like our friends.

“But the world would be different without you. You are enough just as you are.”

Sounds like it’ll be an inspiring read, this one.

Break The Mould will be available to buy on October 15, 2020. You can pre-order a copy here. 


Sinéad Burke