It’s International Day of the Girl Child today, a day aimed at raising awareness of the potential of the 1.1 billion girls in the world, and the discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities that may see that potential wasted.
At the Independent Publishing Awards last night we were shortlisted for two awards – Children’s Publisher of the Year and the Diversity Award. We were utterly convinced that we would win neither, and so when they called out our name for the Alison Morrison Diversity Award we were completely floored.
Last winter we wrote about the ‘Place at the Table’ event and ‘Everybody In’ charter for the publishing industry. Last week we attended our first Independent Publishers’ Guild Sub-committee on Diversity, of which we are a proud new member. These groups and discussions really matter in the publishing industry. In the words of Stephen Page of […]
As the new government has been slow to enact David Kendall’s proposed law changes, we’ve approached further sensible folks in the book world to ask what 10 laws they would pass if they were suddenly put in charge of absolutely everything. For the second installment in the series we spoke to Anna McQuinn, of marvellous […]
We are incredibly excited and proud that Bernard Ashley’s Nadine Dreams of Home has been shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award – a first for a Barrington Stoke title. We are thrilled for Bernard, and to have one of our books listed alongside fantastic stories championing diversity in children’s fiction. Nadine Dreams of Home […]