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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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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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