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YLG South East & South West: Diversity and Inclusion in Children’s Books and Libraries

A practical training, discussion and networking day for library staff, focusing on the topics of diversity and inclusion in children’s books and libraries.

When: Friday, 8th June, 2018
10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: The Curve
1 William Street
Slough, Berkshire  SL1 1XY
United Kingdom
Contact: YLG SE Secretary

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YLG  South East & South West - Diversity & Inclusion in Children's Books and Libraries at The Curve

Friday, June 8th 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Aims and Objectives

  • To increase understanding of issues around diversity and inclusion in children’s books, and why they matter

  • To consider how we, as library staff, can support and promote diversity and inclusion in children’s books and in our libraries

  • To showcase examples of diverse and inclusive children’s books

  • To provide opportunities for discussion and sharing good practice

Provisional Programme


Registration and tea/coffee



Welcome and introduction to the day



Alexandra Strick –- Alex is a specialist in the field of children's books and disability/diversity, a passionate campaigner for making children's books accessible and inclusive and a co-founder of Inclusive Minds.



Chitra Soundar – Chitra is a children’s author and storyteller.She is an active supporter of reading for pleasure and inclusivity in publishing and her book You’re Safe With Me is included inEmpathyLab 2018 “Read for Empathy” guide.



Good practice examples



Lunch and time for discussion, networking and book signing



Caroline Scott – Caroline is one of the founders of EmpathyLab, an organisation using literature to build empathy in 4 – 11 year olds. Empathy Day is on 12 June.



Anna McQuinn – Anna is well-known as the author of the “Lulu” books and is publisher at Alanna Books. She blogs and writes about gender, diversity and inclusion.



A F HarroldPoet, Performer and Children’s Author. His novelThe Song from Somewhere Elseis included in the EmpathyLab 2018 “Read for Empathy” guide



Close and evaluation



Optional tour of The Curve (if you would like to go on the tour, please state this when booking)




Cost: £30 + VAT


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