In this episode, I talked to Tom Percival about the inspiration behind his latest picturebook The Invisible.  The discussion focuses on the effects of poverty in making people outsiders or invisible to the rest of society. Tom talks about the need for action and creating the conditions that allow people to have agency in their lives.

About The Invisible

A moving, powerful story that shines a light on those that feel invisible in our world – and shows us that we ALL belong – from the author of Ruby’s Worry.

The Invisible is the story of a young girl called Isabel and her family. They don’t have much, but they have what they need to get by. Until one day, there isn’t enough money to pay their rent and bills and they have to leave their home full of happy memories and move to the other side of the city.

It is the story of a girl who goes on to make one of the hardest things anyone can ever make…a difference.

And it is the story of those who are overlooked in our society – who are made to feel invisible – and why everyone has a place here. We all belong.

Author’s website