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Pirates

Posted by Beth Cox on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Inclusive Books 
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I've realised that I'm a bit useless at blogging regularly, so I'm going to try and make my blogs quick and regular, rather than long and months apart
 
A quick thought on pirates. Children love pirates. Books on pirates, films about pirates, dressing up as pirates, games about pirates, school topics about pirates... The trouble is, many pirate themed artifacts unwittingly reinforce negative stereotypes. Normally I campaign for more images of disabled people in books, but I do the opposite whe...
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In Praise of... Letterbox Library

Posted by Beth Cox on Monday, May 14, 2012, In : Inclusive Books 

As important as it is for inclusive books to exist, it’s just as important that parents, carers, teachers, librarians, and anyone else, can find them. This is where booksellers such as Letterbox Library are invaluable. Their infinite knowledge and rigorous testing standards mean that they supply an outstanding collection of inclusive books. 

Letterbox Library stock books that reflect our diverse community, are multicultural, feature different faith groups, refugees and migrants, disabled ch...


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London Book Fair 2012

Posted by Beth Cox on Wednesday, April 25, 2012,

 

Last week was the 41st annual London Book Fair, and the first time I’d ever spent the whole three days there.

Having spent the past couple of months trying to arrange meetings with publishers, I got the train to London on Monday morning, armed with the comfiest shoes I could find, blister plasters (just in case), paracetamol, business cards, lots of enthusiasm and a little trepidation; this would be my first London Book Fair as a fully fledged freelancer and I needed to make a good...


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Why are inclusive and diverse books so important?

Posted by Beth Cox on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Inclusive Books 

I've read a number of articles and columns over the last month or so that have really reinforced my belief in what I am doing. Unfortunately, they have also made me despair a little about the society we live in, and how narrow minded some people can be.

I mentioned briefly in my last blog about a column by Charlie Condou where he bemoans the fact that children's books and television programmes don't feature 'differently shaped' families. That they are 'remarkably narrow in [their] definition o...
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