From witnessing an ever-increasing spotlight on these themes and their importance within what our young readers are exposed to, we’ll be hearing from experts who have conducted incredibly important research into these areas and investigating how we can shake up the current narrative to influence change.
“Children need and deserve to see themselves in books, and to have access to a rich and diverse range of voices. If they do, it can be life-changing.”
- Jill Coleman, Director of Children’s Books at BookTrust
We are delighted to announce author, coach, keynote speaker and ‘resilience ninja’ Jaz Ampaw-Farr as our event chair. A former teacher, Jaz has literacy at her heart and will be facilitating on the day, bringing her enthusiasm and passion to the discussion.
Jaz will be joined by fellow speakers:
Learning Programme Leader at CLPE and author of the Reflecting Realities Survey of Ethnic Representation within UK Children’s Literature.
One of the catalysts for holding this event, you can find out more about this report here.
Founder and Lead Trainer at Innerscope and BAME student coach at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
Be part of the conversation
We’d love to capture as many perspectives about our Roundtable topic as possible and invite you to join us in plotting ahead.
Why do you think diversity, inclusion and belonging are important in children’s literature?
What are some practical tips to help improve the current situation?
What are your favourite examples of diverse and inclusive children’s stories?