Representation and inclusion
Representation and inclusion are at the heart of our work and your generous donations have supported BookTrust Represents author visits to schools in low-income areas and gift books to pupils. You have helped thousands of children meet and be inspired by new and diverse role models.
We know that children need to be able to see their lives reflected in stories to feel motivated and have a desire to read. Books and stories help children shape their attitudes towards themselves, others and the world around them.
"BookTrust Represents has been there my entire career. Being published feels surreal, but amazing!"
"It was amazing to have a successful adult showing students that life can be tricky, but it doesn’t mean you can’t be successful."
Sharing stories in multiple languages
Thanks to our supporters and funders, we were able to provide books in over 30 different languages including Somali, Dari and Pashto and Ukrainian. Our partners tell us our dual language books and resources are important in supporting families, particularly those newly arrived in the UK. They tell us how reading can help children to deal with traumatic experiences they may have had in their past and help them feel settled in their new homes and communities.
We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to enjoy reading. Our dual language Bookstart books mean families with English as an additional language can share stories in their home language and English together.
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