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Over the last five years CLPE have worked with our partners and alongside so many others to support a real and visible change across the literacy landscape. We detailed many of these efforts in our report published in 2021 and we can see, in the figures published in this report, the impact of that work. There has been a rapid increase in the volume of titles featuring children from minority ethnic backgrounds and we welcome this increase. We also welcome the increased visibility of authors, illustrators and poets of colour. We welcome it because it improves the choice for young readers, it makes everyone visible in the world of books and it makes everyone’s reading diet better.
CLPE Reflecting Realities survey 2022

Read the full report here:

CLPE Reflecting Reality – survey of Ethnic Representation within UK Children’s Literature 2017 – 2021

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