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Reflecting Realities: why so surprised? An open letter from a small press

In light of the Reflecting Realities report, Katrina Gutierrez explains how the industry can better support small presses working to increase representation in children's books.... Read more

Why CLPE's Reflecting Realities project matters

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's chief executive explains why it is launching the UK's first survey of ethnic representation in children’s literature.... Read more

Pictures of the week

David Mitchell reads from his new novel Utopia Avenue (Sceptre) in this week's pictures round-up, while BookTrust hosts a free event for aspiring writers and... Read more

New CLPE report into kids books warns over simplified depictions of BAME characters

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) has revealed that there has been a slight increase in children's books featuring a BAME (Black, Asian... Read more

Steven Camden wins CLiPPA 2019 poetry prize

Spoken word artist Steven Camden has won this year’s £1,000 CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) with his poetry collection Everything All At... Read more

Cheltenham rolls out teachers reading network nationwide

Cheltenham Festivals is rolling out its network of free teachers’ reading groups nationally, in partnership with a number of children’s book organisations including Centre for Literacy... Read more

CLPE secures funding for second investigation into BAME representation

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is launching a second investigation into ethnic representation in children’s publishing after receiving funding from Arts Council England.... Read more

Pictures of the week

In this week's pictures round-up, Akala joins Stormzy to launch #Merky Books and CLPE celebrate its new crowdfunded literacy library. Read more

CLPE opens crowdfunded literacy library

More than 200 guests from the publishing and education sectors attended the launch of a new crowdfunded literacy library, opened by the Centre for Literacy... Read more

Publishers should 'hire more BAME staff' to improve representation in children’s books

Hiring more employees of colour and seeing stories with BAME characters as normal, not niche, are just some ideas suggested by the book industry following... Read more

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