Women ROCK!

There's no denying that our young women have some stunningly good role models to look up to. There's a rich herstory of game-changing women across all fields of life. The key is re-writing the history books to bring these women to the surface and celebrate them as they deserve. And that's where books like these... Continue Reading →

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Troublemakers by Catherine Barter

Troublemakers by Catherine Barter (Andersen Press) is a political coming of age story about memory and the stories that ground us and bind us to our past and our families. It's beautifully written and had a place in my heart within the first few pages. 'In three years I will be able to vote and... Continue Reading →

Evie’s Ghost by Helen Peters

Evie's Ghost by Helen Peters has the feel of a classic. It is engaging and entertaining with a beautifully empowering message regarding equality and respect. I loved it!  'Evie couldn't be angrier with her mother. She's only gone and got married again and has flown off on honeymoon, sending Evie to stay with a godmother she's... Continue Reading →

Little Rebels and Radical Acts of Kindness

I missed The London Radical Book Fair and the awarding of the Little Rebels Award on Saturday. We were away visiting family and I couldn't make it. But I was there in spirit and via Twitter and it prompted a lot of thinking over the weekend. Allow me to share... Letterbox Library's Little Rebels Award celebrates... Continue Reading →

I love those Little Rebels

Last year I wrote about the first ever Little Rebels Children's Book Award for radical children's fiction. And now it's back for round two! The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award recognises fiction for ages 0-12 which promotes or celebrates social justice and equality. Right up my street! It is given by the Alliance of Radical... Continue Reading →

Inclusive Minds

Beth Cox and Alexandra Strick work together under the name Inclusive Minds. Inclusive minds is a collective for all those with an interest in children's books and diversity, equality and accessibility in children's literature and are committed to changing the face of children's books. Despite only running for a few months it is already gathering... Continue Reading →

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