Books create belonging. They help us see each other and understand one another. They shine a light on the world. It’s vital that the books we read in our formative years reflect the rich diversity of the society we live in.Penguin Random House – Lit in Colour
A curated collection of our resources to support diversity in book collections and literacy teaching.Learn more about Promoting diversity through literacy: our resources.
An engaging transition project based on Shaun Tan’s CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning book, Tales from the Inner City.Learn more about Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan – literacy transition project.
We've worked with authors Harry Woodgate and Benjamin Dean on storytelling events and book-based literacy activities that celebrate families and communities of all kinds.Learn more about Pride month: book-based literacy activities.
Celebrate reading and inspire children with our themed book lists.Learn more about Young Readers Programme: booklists.
To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we’ve created an inspirational booklist and poster.Learn more about International Women's Day booklist.
Black History Month falls in October each year, and is a great time to learn about and celebrate Black history and heritage. However, Black history can, and should, be recognised...Learn more about Black History Month resources.
Developed in partnership with Penguin Random House, supporting primary schools to reinvigorate school libraries and reading spaces and champion reading for pleasure.Learn more
Our second report research looking at diversity and children and young people's reading and writing shows that 2 in 5 (38.9%) find it difficult to find books with...Read our research
Celebrating the diverse linguistic backgrounds and skills of young people by focusing on multilingual learner reading enjoyment, behaviours and linguistic identity.Learn more
From our partners
We are supporting the Lit in Colour campaign from our partners Penguin Random House and are proud to champion the work of CLPE and Facing History.
Lit in Colour
The campaign aims to support schools to make the teaching and learning of English Literature more inclusive, and increase students’ access to books by writers of colour and those from minority ethnic backgrounds.
You will find a range of resources for primary and secondary, including a presentation for staff meetings, an audit tool as well as book lists.
CLPE’s Reflecting Realities Report provides really useful guidance to help anyone working with or choosing books for primary-age children to identify what constitutes a high quality, ethnically representative inclusive text.
Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves is an organisation which enables teachers to integrate the study of history, literature, and human behaviour with ethical decision-making and innovative teaching strategies, in order to promote students’ historical understanding, critical thinking, and social-emotional learning.