When I was growing up in the 1980s I don't remember ever seeing girls like me reflected back in the books I was reading. In fact, according to research carried out by the charity Booktrust, over the past 11 years, fewer than 2% of all authors and/or illustrators of children’s books published in the UK were British people … Continue reading Why diversity in children’s books really matters
Promoting change after the blackout. What happened when I contacted my four year old son's primary school to see what they are doing to promote diversity and positive black history.
I didn't expect my son, who is 2 years and 10 months old to notice things like skin colour and different types of hair from such an early age. I guess, since his parents look different, I'm of Indian descent and Dad's English but of Irish descent, he might have been a bit more aware … Continue reading Why I’m talking to my toddler about the colour of my skin