"All of our children have the right to see themselves reflected in the stories available to them. Diversity is more than just seeing yourself reflected in the world of literature, it's about others being able to see you too. Every child should have a voice. No child should be invisible."
Malorie Blackman - Children's Laureate 2013-2015
"As a children’s laureate with a special interest in diversity I became aware how many good organisations and projects there are, but couldn’t help wishing that everyone was linked together more. So I’m absolutely delighted that this collective now exists within the children’s book world, and I would urge everyone to join Alex, Beth and Inclusive Minds in their commitment to promoting the need for books which are truly inclusive of all children."
Julia Donaldson - Children's Laureate 2011-2013
"Books offer children a way of exploring and understanding the world. We owe it to them to ensure that those books include everyone. Which is why I support Inclusive Minds in helping ensure that all children can see themselves reflected in stories and pictures."
Sir Quentin Blake - Children's Laureate 1999-2001
“The APATT event was so valuable. There is so much I don’t know and have never considered before and you created such a positive space in which to ask questions. It can feel really awkward sometimes to be confronted with such a different perspective on the world, but the environment Inclusive Minds created made it so much more straightforward to broach what was new to me.”
Anna Ridley, Commissioning Editor, Children's Publishing, Thames & Hudson Ltd
"We’ve always considered ourselves to be inclusive, but Beth and Alex have helped us achieve our inclusive and diverse remit in a more far-reaching and comprehensive way. As a matter of course, we now include them in our editorial process for every book that we publish. They are always prompt with their responses, make additional suggestions and carry out extensive research to make sure all references are up to date. As we do not yet have the resources to do this work in-house, they have become an essential part of our extended team."
Neil Burden, Publisher, Child's Play (International) Ltd.
"The material provided is current and informative. More than this, the way it is presented is engaging and stimulating. As a training provider, Inclusive Minds delivers the knowledge needed to enable staff to work effectively and confidently in this area of publishing."
Dr. Sally Hughes, Principal Lecturer in Publishing
Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies