Cheeky Mantwa Books

Children's Books

Inspiring Pride and Belonging in Little Ones




in partnership with
Little Steps Publishing

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Meadow & Marley's Magical Mix

Meadow and Marley are on a mission to understand their heritage! When this duo head on a trip to the market, they discover there is so much to learn from delicious food and curious passers-by. This inspirational, action-packed adventure enables little ones, and their parents, to cultivate pride in their unique mixed-heritage backgrounds!



About the Author

Katie cultivates inclusivity in all spaces she is in, from her corporate advisory work, to her talks, her stationery designs and now her writing. Katie prides herself in ensuring everyone around her feels included and instils a strong sense of belonging in all that she creates. With a career in the Entry Level Talent and Inclusive Hiring Space spanning 15 years and a long list of accolades and published articles, Katie has a deep knowledge of diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace and many personal experiences of what it feels like to go through life as a women of British and South African heritage.

You can find Katie on Instagram: @cheekymantwabooks

About the illustrator
Natalie is a South African artist with a degree in fashion design and many years’ experience as a graphic designer. After a recent four-year stint of traveling the world as an air hostess, she has returned to her passion – illustration. Natalie now enjoys working as an illustrator full time and is inspired by the beauty of people, animals and her incredible experiences during her travels. Natalie illustrates for various industries, including fashion and home textiles, and has recently completed her first children’s book.

You can find Natalie on Instagram: @natty_peach

Why is this book important?

• Empowers and builds pride in children from a mixed
background and from a variety of mixed backgrounds across the world.
• Food is used to help children recognise the beauty of
understanding and belonging to multiple parts of the world.
• This book is for children and their parents who will benefit from being equipped to face regular curiosity about where they are 'from'.


Title will be released on 1st June 2022

Events, Talks & School Visits

Kicking off in June 2022.

More information coming soon! You can email Katie to hear more or to book: