Sheryl Angelene Richards was born and raised in Birmingham, England. She is married and has two children.
For the past 15 years Sheryl has worked in secondary education, successfully transitioning through a variety of roles such as Teacher Assistant, Librarian and Pastoral Assistant.
Complimentary to her career in education, Sheryl is an artistic and well travelled individual who has worked with children and young people in both England and America. She is an avid saxophonist and an experienced hairdresser.
Sheryl began writing children’s books after having her first child in 2011. She was inspired by thoughts of her childhood; longing for culturally diverse books that represented the multicultural community in which she lived. Therefore, she created books to promote and celebrate diversity and also to allow children to develop their emotional intellect and self-worth.
Sheryl is a strong believer that reading enhances empathy and leads to a greater understanding of people outside of one’s social norm. Books like ‘My Hair Curls’, ‘My Skin is…’ and ‘What Do You See When You Look at Me?’ are books that she has written to support the foundation for future learning.
Therefore, be encouraged and inspired whilst embarking on the journey of your child’s growth through cultural enlightenment as they read her books.