Reading the One Percent: BAME representation in Children’s Fiction.

Tuesday, 28th May 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Waterstones Tottenham Court Road


The Children’s Book Circle would love you to join us at our annual fiction panel event, discussing the importance of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) representation in Children’s fiction.

According to BookTrust, less than 2% of authors and illustrators being published in the UK are British people of Colour. Knights Of have stated that less than 4% of the publishing workforce in the UK is non-white and the CLPE Reflecting Realities report showed that 1% of books in 2017 had a BAME protagonist.

This panel will be discussing how BAME representation is portrayed, featured and handled within Children’s literature.

We're so happy to announce our panelists for the event-

  • Catherine Johnson
  • Muhammad Khan
  • Jasbinder Bilan
  • With Sian Pratley as our chair

Tuesday 28th May 6:30pm for 7pm start

Watersones Tottenham Court Road (TCR)

£6 for members and £9 for non-members
*Ticket price includes drink on arrival


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at 11:03am on Friday, 17th May 2019
I am not sure if I want to attend this event. My friend told me about it as she is going. But I don’t know anything about this event or who is sponsoring it how can I just buy tickets for it.
at 6:49am on Wednesday, 8th May 2019
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