UK author James Dawson chimes in on debate over 'white faces' in children's books

UK children’s laureate Malorie Blackman faced racist comments after Sky News misquoted her as saying there were 'too many white faces' in children's literature.  Now young adult author James Dawson has stepped into the fray, saying, "Malorie did not say there are too many white faces in children’s books, but I will.... Put that on Sky News.” Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

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Penguin Random House Children’s Books to Publish Wattpad Books in UK

The latest stage in Wattpad's rapid expansion, its own new line of books is to be published in the UK market by Penguin Random House UK. The post Penguin Random House Children’s Books to Publish Wattpad Books in UK appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Misquote has UK children's laureate Malorie Blackman defending her cry for more diversity in children's books

A quote misattributed to Blackman complained that there are 'too many white faces' in children's literature, subjecting her to 'hatred, threats, and vitriol'. The author says her intent was to express support for 'more books featuring kids/YA with disabilities, LGBT, people of colour,... Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-08-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reni Eddo-Lodge becomes first black British author to top UK book charts

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race wins landmark ranking in the wake of worldwide Black Lives Matter protestsReni Eddo-Lodge has become the first black British author to take the overall No 1 spot in the UK’s official book charts.Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Stuart Lawrence's 'important' children's book to Scholastic UK

Scholastic UK has acquired Silence is Not an Option: You Can Impact the World for Change by Stuart Lawrence, the younger brother of Stephen Lawrence.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Black British authors top UK book charts in wake of BLM protests

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Dan Brown … Children’s Book Author?

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More than 380,000 children in UK do not own a single book, says NLT report

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Debut author triumphs with Children’s Books Ireland awards hat-trick

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