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"Alarming" lack of BAME characters in children's books

"Alarming" lack of BAME characters in children's books

Just 4% of the children's books published in the UK in 2017 featured black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) characters according to a new study into ethnic representation in children's literature. The study, Reflecting Realities, conducted by CLPE, concluded that every ethnic minority in the UK is significantly under-represented in children's literature.

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UKLA Book Award winners

UKLA Book Award winners

Teachers have chosen the winning books in the UKLA Book Awards, which focuses on children's books that 'enhance all aspects of literacy learning'. Books by Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan, Elizabeth Laird, Martin Brown and Morag Hood are among the winners.

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