It’s no secret that our staff has several anglophiles on board. We don’t just love the U.K. because our book, Bubblegum Princess is set in England. The United Kingdom has a very diverse population and the list of the 50 best culturally diverse children’s books, curated by several child literacy experts reflects the rich history of the nation’s inhabitants.
Our amazing children’s laureate Malorie Blackman told site member Megan TheBookAddictedGirl (watch the video here): “Growing up I wanted to read books that featured people of colour but having adventures and having stories; that’s a major part of the reason that I thought ‘there seem to be none, I’m going to write them myself.’”
The Guardian furthered the discussion of diversity in children’s books by launching a week devoted to the topic.
Get the full story at The Guardian.
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