Working with children's book publishers to embed authentic inclusion across their list, offering advice, support and accountability.
Beth Cox – Inclusion Consultant and Editor
I work with publishers who want to broaden representation beyond ethnic diversity, to include other aspects such as disability or family set up, but are unsure of where to start or are worried about getting it wrong.
I help them to see the possibilities for inclusion and give them confidence, offering advice and feedback without judgement and alleviating concerns about making mistakes or causing offence. I bring a fresh perspective to any children’s book project or list, backed up by my editorial insight.
We include Beth in our editorial process for every book that we publish. She makes additional suggestions and carries out extensive research to make sure all references are up to date.
Neil Burden, Publisher and CEO, Child's Play (International) Ltd.
I'm Beth, and I've been making great books inclusive since 2005. First and foremost, children's books must tell great stories. But any story or product can be inclusive and my mission is to help publishers transform the children's book landscape with authentically inclusive books, encompassing all facets of diversity.
My experience can save you starting from scratch; I’ve been there, made the mistakes and learned from them, so you don’t have to.
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