An exciting debut picture book from writer, musician and presenter Jordan Stephens and illustrator Beth Suzanna, this heartfelt, warm and wise story celebrates the power of family bonds, the joy of making new friends, and the importance of finding what makes you feel whole
Jordan Stephens is a writer and performer best known for being one half of pop duo Rizzle Kicks, achieving fame at only 19. Jordan is now a writer, performer and campaigner. He’s also passionate about books and reading. The Missing Piece is his first picture book. Having been publicly open about his own struggles surrounding mental health, Jordan has also been very active in creating awareness around the stigma attached to it and helping young people to open up about how they feel. His mental-health campaign #IAMWHOLE reached over 120 million people online and made enough of an impact to be mentioned in the Houses of Parliament.
Beth Suzanna is a Bristol-based illustrator and designer with a love of bold colour and shape. She’s an advocate for diverse representation, and her work often comments on recurrent issues in modern society. The Missing Piece is her first picture book.
Sisi and Krash Williams meet Jordan Stephens (Rizzle Kicks) and Beth Suzanna to discuss their new children’s book ‘The Missing Piece’.
They discuss representation in publishing, the meaning behind the incomplete puzzle, and the difference between the publishing industry and music.
‘The Missing Piece’ is out now (via Bloomsbury Children)