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Are you Inclusively Minded?

Posted by Beth Cox on Friday, January 9, 2015, In : Events 
To tie in with our A Place at the Table event, we've been working on a draft of an 'Everybody In' charter for the publishing industry to which delegate will contribute. Due to popular demand, we've decided to expand on this and create charters for schools, libraries and booksellers as well.

Signatories to the charter will be able to use a 'We're In-clusively Minded' logo on their website, as well have their company name and action points listed on the Inclusive Minds website.

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National Coming Out Day - Guest blog

Posted by Alexandra Strick on Thursday, October 16, 2014,

Saturday 11th October was National Coming Out Day (NCOD), an internationally observed civil awareness day celebrating individuals who publicly identify as a gender or sexual minority. To celebrate, Cat Crossley from HarperCollins has blogged on books, publishing and coming out. 

What do Oscar Wilde, Radclyffe Hall and animal onesies have in common?  They all came out of the closet long before it was safe to do so. It was National Coming Out Day on Saturday 11th and while it may seem l...


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Gender Alert - BBC Children's TV and the Radio Times

Posted by Eileen Browne on Monday, June 2, 2014,

Only one in fifty listed BBC TV children's programmes has a female main character.

The Radio Times - 31 May-6 June 2014 is inviting you to Vote for your favourite BBC children's TV character ever from fifty listed programmes, 1950-2013. But only one show, (Sarah and Duck, 2013), has a female main character. Forty-four have male, or mostly male characters; (the remaining five have roughly the same number of females and males).

Even in the most recent category, the '2000s', of eleven pr...


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Should children’s book awards be more inclusive?

Posted by Alexandra Strick on Friday, July 26, 2013,

A guest post by Jonathan Emmett

Jonathan Emmett is a children's author. In addition to writing picture books, such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and The Princess and the Pig, he also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books. He has a website at scribblestreet.co.uk

“Avoid pigs and witches,” — this advice was given to me a few years ago when I was writing fiction for a schools’ reading scheme. Pigs had to be avoided because they could offend Muslim readers and witche...


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Would you like to blog about something?

Posted by Beth Cox on Thursday, April 11, 2013,
Unfortunately, we don't have enough hours in the day to blog about all the things we'd like, but we've added this section because we thought it might be nice to have a range of people writing or blogging about subjects that interest them. 

If you're interested in diversity, accessibility, inclusion and equality in children's books, and you would like to write something for our website, please get in touch.

Your submission could take the form of a casual blog, or a more formal article, but we'd ...

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