Cheeky Mantwa Books
Children's Books

Inspiring Pride and Belonging in Little Ones


in partnership with
Little Steps Publishing

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 Empathy & Compassion workshops and talks, to her meditation  guidance, her stationery designs and now her writing. Katie prides herself in ensuring everyone around her feels included and instills 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 passion for well-being 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 variety of mixed heritage 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'.


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Free Teaching Resource Pack

Download this free PDF packed with resources to compliment the book including fun activities and cut outs!