Joseph Coelho is a multi-award winning children's author and playwright. He writes across several mediums for children including stage plays, picture books, non-fiction and middle grade. His latest 'Story told in poems' The Girl Who Became A Tree' was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and received a special mention from the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2021. His latest stage play The Wishing Tree recently finished a run at the Little Angel Theatre in London. He wrote and presented 'Teach Poetry' - a 10-part BBC online series that aims to make the writing of poetry fun and accessible to all.
Why have you decided to become an Ambassador for The Reading Agency?
"I am a huge fan of the brilliant work that the Reading Agency does from the yearly Summer Reading Challenge to the Reading Well Lists and beyond. It is a honour to be able to help shine a light on this wonderful organisation and all the good that they do."