Launch press release
Launching our children’s book club
Embargo: 23rd July 2018 Representative and inclusive children’s book club launched today A new children’s book club has launched today, following a recent report that only 4% of children’s books published in 2017 featured characters who were of black and minority ethnic origin. The report, Reflected Realities’, authored by the Centre for Literacy in Primary […]
What’s on your child’s bookshelf?
Hello and welcome. Today’s launch day and I’m so delighted you’ve found us. Thank you for taking your time to read about what we’re doing. Where it all began This amazing, exciting rollercoaster of an adventure started about 4 years ago when I went looking around Waterstones for books with a bit of diversity in […]
The chances are, your child’s bookshelf doesn’t look anything like the UK does. This could be due to limited representations of ethnicity, family set up, disabilities and gender available in children’s books. In the UK, 32% of school age children are of minority ethnic origin According to the 2011 census, 1 in 8 people in […]