#APATT #EverybodyIn

Yesterday I attended A Place at the Table, a half day session of discussion, talks and networking for people interested in making British children’s literature a better, more diverse and inclusive place. It was organised by Inclusive Minds. It was great to meet like-minded people, and hear how others are trying to bring diversity mainstream. The Young Ambassadors in particular spoke powerfully. Candy Gourlay was an invigorating key note speaker. I’ll blog more about it when I have chance, but here are a few photos. For better photos head over to Inclusive Minds or Candy Gourlay’s facebook or Twitter feed! @candygourlay and @InclusiveMinds and  #APATT and #EverybodyIn

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Candy Gourlay
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Letterbox Library
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It was a packed room and a popular event

Unfortunately, today came the news that the Guardian is to  close its children’s books site. The Guardian has long been one of the few publications to value and support diversity and inclusion in children’s literature,as this retrospective shows: http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jun/16/celebrating-five-years-of-the-guardian-childrens-books-site?CMP=share_btn_fb .
Sad news! http://www.thebookseller.com/news/guardian-drops-children-s-books-site-335626

Published by Leila from Megaphone

Writer and runs Megaphone: a writer development scheme for people of colour who want to write for children. Tweets @MegaphoneWrite and @LeilaR

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