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Stories as Sanctuary

Stories as Sanctuary

For Refugee Week, Amanda Addison shares how Norwich City of Sanctuary, her hometown, inspired her to write Boundless Skya story she hopes moves readers to create a culture of welcome wherever they are in the world.
7 Diverse & Inclusive Books to Teach Empathy & Kindness

7 Diverse & Inclusive Books to Teach Empathy & Kindness

Fen Coles, a co-director at Letterbox Library, a children's bookseller specialising in inclusion, diversity and equality, shares her favourite children's books for teaching empathy and kindness.
Books to Comfort, Inspire & Empower During Lockdown

Books to Comfort, Inspire & Empower During Lockdown

Jo Cummins, who runs the brilliant Library Girl and Book Boy blog and podcast, shares a fab list of books that will not only comfort & inspire readers during lockdown but "make them realise their own power and awesomeness".
Children’s Literature: A Cure for What We Have Become

Children’s Literature: A Cure for What We Have Become

Author Devjani Bodepudi on parenting post-Brexit, the healing power of children's stories, and how these can help our young ones make the world a kinder place

Representation Matters: Lesléa Newman, children's book author

Representation Matters: Lesléa Newman, children's book author

For Valentine's Day and LGBT History Month, we interview author Lesléa Newman, whose groundbreaking book Heather Has Two Mommies celebrates all kinds of family love.
KidLit Talk: Amanda Addison and Manuela Adreani on 'Boundless Sky'

KidLit Talk: Amanda Addison and Manuela Adreani on 'Boundless Sky'

Author Amanda Addison and illustrator Manuela Adreani in conversation about their new book Boundless Skya moving story about the parallel migrations of a British swallow and an African refugee in search of a new place to call home.
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