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Diversity Now! Children see with their hearts, not their eyes!

Tiny Owl’s campaign for more visibility for diverse books continues! Children from BAME backgrounds aren’t seeing themselves reflected in the books they read. We launched our campaign Diversity Now! to try and change this. So far our campaign has received a fantastic response. We’ve heard from amazing people including Elizabeth Laird, Jackie Morris, Savita Kalhan and Jion Sheibani. This week we interviewed amazing author Lorna Gutierrez, author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan, and a book blogger who wanted…

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Diversity Now! The publishing industry “needs to be braver”!

Our campaign to promote visibility for diverse and inclusive books has got off to a flying start! Thank you to everyone who has already shown their support! To kick off the campaign, we interviewed fantastic children’s author Elizabeth Laird and great illustrator Jion Sheibani! We asked: “32% of school children are BAME, but according to Reflecting Realities survey only 1% of the children’s books published in the UK in 2017 had a BAME main character. There…

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Diversity Now! Are you in?

Introducing our campaign for inclusive books In 2018, CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) published their report into the representation of BAME characters in children’s books, with some truly damning results. While 32% of school children in the UK are from BAME backgrounds, only 4% of children’s books have any BAME characters. Of these, only 1% had a BAME main character. Children from black, Asian and other minority backgrounds simply aren’t seeing themselves reflected…

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