Zanib Mian studied Molecular Cell Biology at University College London and went on to teach Science in secondary schools before she made the decision to give up the career to create change in the children’s publishing scene. Zanib felt that characters from all minorities, across the board, were missing from books for young children. She launched Sweet Apple Publishers with a clear commitment to publishing inclusive books, many of which she has authored herself. Zanib’s books have featured on the BBC’s Cbeebies Bedtime Storiesshow and applauded in The Guardian for their contribution to diverse children’s literature. Zanib has also launched a hugely successful publishing company for unique, quirky and inspirational Islamic books - Muslim Children’s Books Ltd. Zanib was part of this year’s Bradford Literature Festival and is also on the panel of judges for the prestigious Young Muslim Writers Awards.