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On-page representation matters

Reading books with queer and disabled characters had a huge impact on Jessica Walton and the way she saw herself. Ahead of her Our bodies, our stories webinar for the Writeability program, Jess explains the importance – and positive impact – including marginalised characters in literature can have on readers from all backgrounds and marginalised groups. Why is it …

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World Reflected Back: Diversity in Kid Lit

If you’d told me two years ago that I’d soon be the author of a picture book published in over ten countries, I’d have laughed. I loved creative writing in school, and had won numerous writing competitions including an international poetry competition run by the Vatican, but I was eventually convinced that it wasn’t going …

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