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Diverse Voices?

Curating a National History of Children's Books

Date: Friday 24th November 2017

Times: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Location: Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle 

As the National Centre for Children’s Books, Seven Stories’ mission is to save, share and celebrate Britain’s literary heritage for children. But how are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic voices represented in our national story of children’s literature?

This one day symposium will bring together Seven Stories staff, authors, illustrators, publishers, academics, librarians and museum professionals to consider issues around children’s literature and race. Speakers include Jake Hope, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, S.I. Martin, Beverley Naidoo, Professor Karen Sands O’Connor, Alex Wheatle MBE and Verna Wilkins.

A limited number of free places are available to attend the symposium. Please contact Rachel Pattinson for more information and to book.

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