My new book – Raise Up!

Raise up

I’m delighted to present my second self-published book, Raise Up, written with my friend Ilá Coimbra.

We wrote this book with a simple aim – what would a mainstream English language coursebook look like if it represented a wider range of people? We feel that at the time of writing in 2019, significant improvements need to be made in how various groups in society are included in the most popular international coursebooks. These groups / backgrounds include:

• Women
• BAME
• LGBTQIA+
• Disabled people
• The working class
• Indigenous people
• Non-conventional body types
• Non-hegemonic countries and cultures
• Refugees
• People living and working in extreme conditions
• Non-urban environments
• The elderly

The book contains 8 separate lessons, aimed at different levels, which follow the familiar format of modern international English language coursebooks. What makes Raise Up different are the subjects of those lessons. The themes covered are:

  1. Family / LGBTQIA+
  2. Leadership / Disabled people & poverty
  3. Work rules / Low-paid workers
  4. Rural life
  5. Influences / women
  6. Work / Transgender
  7. Texting / Refugees
  8. Different types of homes

I’m really proud of what we were able to achieve with this book, especially as all the proceeds go to support the Casa 1 project in São Paulo.

To find out more about Casa 1 and the book, click here.

To buy the book click here.

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