Penguin Books Partnership

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We have an exciting partnership with Penguin Books and Lit in Colour, to support inclusive reading and to widen access to books written by authors of colour

We are delighted to announce that we have given out over 100 free books to families with children of primary school and/or secondary school age, and all books have been written by Black and Asian authors.


We launched this partnership to address the disparities in inclusive reading. For example, 35% of children in secondary schools are from an ethnic minority background, yet fewer than 1% of children at GCSE level have studied a book written by a Black or Asian author. Furthermore, 34% of children in primary schools are from a Black or minority background, whereas only 8% of children's books have a Black or Asian main character.

The books that formed part of our giveaway can be found below!