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“acceptance, tolerance and celebration of diversity begins – right here, in my home” by Annabel Pitcher #DiversityMonth

“acceptance, tolerance and celebration of diversity begins – right here, in my home” by Annabel Pitcher #DiversityMonth

Annabel graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature and an ambition to be a children’s author. She had a variety of jobs before deciding to travel the world and focus on writing. Annabel now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and two young sons. @APitcherAuthor  annabelpitcher.com My sons absolutely love me. I … Continue reading

Interview with Kate Milner

Interview with Kate Milner

A young boy discusses the journey he is about to make with his mother. They will leave their town, she explains, and it will be sad but also a little bit exciting. They will have to say goodbye to friends and loved ones, and that will be difficult. They will have to walk and walk … Continue reading

Passing for White by Tanya Landman

Passing for White by Tanya Landman

. It’s 1848 in the Deep South of America. Rosa is a slave but her owner is also her father and her fair skin means she can ‘pass for white’. With the help of her husband Benjamin, she disguises herself as a young southern gentleman – and Benjamin’s master. In this guise, the couple flee … Continue reading

The Liar’s Handbook by Keren David

The Liar’s Handbook by Keren David

River’s life is blown apart when his mum invites her new boyfriend into their home and their lives. River is instantly suspicious of Jason he seems fake, too good to be true. At school, River’s routine fibs are escalating into something more serious, and his teacher gives him a notebook in the hope he can … Continue reading

Why Diversity Matters – Guest Post by Mairi Kidd, Managing Director of Barrington Stoke #DiversityMonth

Mairi Kidd is managing director of Barrington Stoke, an award-winning independent publisher working to make books accessible to more readers, especially those with dyslexia and visual stress. The company’s roster of authors and illustrators includes many of the UK’s best known storytellers, from Kevin Brooks and Malorie Blackman to Michael Morpurgo and Julia Donaldson. Mairi … Continue reading