Print Page | Contact Us | Sign In | Join now
Rebel Rebel: how books and libraries can challenge mainstream narratives
Register Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
Rebel Rebel: how books and libraries can challenge mainstream narratives

 Export to Your Calendar 30/09/2020
When: 12:30
Where: Online webinar
United Kingdom
Contact: Juanita Foster-Jones
020 7255 0500

Online registration is available until: 28/09/2020
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

‘Working internationally for Libraries’ Webinar


Webinar Wednesday


Rebel Rebel: how books and libraries can challenge mainstream narratives

Brexit, Climate change, Refugees, alleged interference in elections, mainstream media and social media play an increasingly key role in shaping minds and attitudes.

To coincide with Banned Books Week, CILIP and the Youth Libraries Group are hosting this webinar to look at the role and power of books in challenging mainstream narratives and the importance of radical books as part of the UK's publishing and library traditions.

Chaired by Jake Hope, reading development and children’s book consultant, this webinar will explore some of the history of radical publishing and its place within the library world. It will look at some of the challenges facing publication and promotion of children’s books and will explore the Little Rebels Prize and ways that libraries are able to get involved.

Jake will be joined by award winning author and former Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen; the co-Director of Letterbox Library and co-organiser of the Little Rebels Prize Fen Coles; and one of this year's Little Rebels shortlistees Smriti Halls, author of The Little Island.

The session is aimed at public and school librarians and anyone with an interest in children's and radical publishing.



Jake Hope is a reading development and children's book consultant with a keen interest in librarianship, diversity and children's books. He is author of the recently published book on visual literacy Seeing Sense (Facet Publishing, 2020) and he currently Chairs the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals Working Party.





Fen Coles is co-director at Letterbox Library (LL). LL is a not-for-profit children’s booksellers specialising in book which celebrate equality, inclusion and diversity. Described as a workers’ cooperative. LL mainly sell to schools (primary) and nurseries- but also individuals. Fen is also co-organiser of the Little Rebels Book Prize (established 2012).





Smriti Halls is an international bestselling author of over 30 books for children. Before becoming a full time writer in 2012, she worked in children's publishing and television. She's now been published in 25 languages from Arabic to Afrikaans and from Catalan to Korean. hortlistee of Little Rebels Book Prize with The Little Island.





Michael Rosen is Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmith College, author and children's laureate (2007-2009). Together with Kimberley Reynolds, Michael has edited Reading and Rebellion: An Anthology of Radical Writing for Children 1900-1960.





This webinar is one of the satellite events for CILIP Conference 2020.
Look out for more information about CILIP Conference 2020 – coming soon.


This webinar is open to all for free. 

Places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment

 Register now


Contact us