Together with author, presenter, musician and TV personality Rochelle Humes we have launched a crowdfunder to get 10,000 inclusive children’s books into schools all over the UK.
The crowdfunder, called ‘Change the Story’ is raising £55,000 to diversify the bookshelves in some of the most disadvantaged schools in the UK.
In a report released last year it was revealed that only 4% of children’s books published in 2018 had a black, Asian or minority ethnic main character, meaning 96% of main characters were either white, animals or inanimate objects. We want to make sure that school libraries are a lot more reflective of the population than this.
To do this, we really need your help. We can’t do this alone. Please share information about the campaign and go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/changethestory to donate.