Tag Archives: Diversity

Diverse Book Awards 2020

The winners of the Diverse Book Awards have just been announced. In the Children’s Book category, in third place is Planet Omar: Accid [...]

Black History in Children’s Literature

October is Black History Month.  However problematic the concept of naming certain days, or months, as the time to concentrate on areas of [...]

National Poetry Day – today

Today is National Poetry Day, and the culmination of my week of choosing and posting a daily poem. Among the many online and real-time event [...]

Poetry picks, day 6

Curriculum Centre staff – including the original creator of this blog – have long and deep links, both familial and professional [...]

Poetry picks, day 4

  Today’s poem is another choice from Happy poems chosen by Roger McGough, an edited collection whose merits were extolled in yes [...]

Summer reading highlights

Here, in no particular order, are this summer’s personal highlights.   Malcolm Duffy, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. (Zephyr) Danny is a fou [...]

Book news

Tribute to a literacy champion For any readers who missed it, here is yesterday’s Guardian obituary and tribute to the inspirational W [...]

Black lives represented

Now seems an appropriate time to remind readers of two important projects from the children’s literature community.  Both projects combin [...]

Inclusivity in Children’s Books

We were privileged last evening to attend an interesting event hosted by Lewes Children’s Book Group.  Our own children’s literature ex [...]

Reflecting Realities Report

Reflecting Realities: Survey of Ethnic Representation within UK Children’s Literature 2018 was published this morning on CLPE’s webs [...]

Reflecting Realities : a new report on the way

In July 2018, CLPE published a report called Reflecting Realities, which showed that there was a significant need for better ethnic represe [...]

Launch of Pen&inc. & Round Table Books

In 2017, only 4% of the children’s books published featured BAME characters and only 1% had a BAME main character. These were the al [...]
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