Together with our corporate partners, through our #ChangetheStory campaign, we are transforming school libraries, ensuring more children see themselves in the books they read.
Together we can help all children better understand the world and their place in it through inclusive story books.
Only 5% of children’s books published in 2019 had a black, Asian or minority ethnic main character, despite 33.5% of our school children being of black, Asian or minority ethnic origins. (Credit – CLPE reflecting realities report www.clpe.org.uk/RR).
Only a small percentage of that 5% make it on to school bookshelves.
Engagement with reading is a strong indicator of future academic success and representation is a key factor determining engagement with reading. We want all children to fulfil their potential, we want to broaden and diversify the future workforce. Help us to achieve this by diversifying nursery and primary school libraries. To hear more about how we can work together, contact us.
KPMG supported our recent campaign #Changethestory – helping us to get 10,000 books into schools and nurseries. Together we placed 4,400 books into early years settings all over the UK and provided teachers with resources to support their new libraries.
With KPMG support we will reach almost 250,000 children with inclusive and representative children’s books, teaching them from a young age to expect, accept and celebrate diversity.
During lockdown, when we were all immersed in our own cultures and family situations, we partnered with Skyscanner to help families travel from the comfort of their own homes. We collaborated with them, to help encourage children to look beyond their own ‘normality’, and to remember how wonderfully diverse our population is.