Online bookseller aims to boost diverse children’s literature

A new online bookshop has launched to promote books, graphic novels and gifts that feature characters from under-represented backgrounds. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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