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Created: 17th April, 2024

Announcing our latest book! Representation in Children's Literature: Reflecting Realities in the Classroom

We are delighted to be publishing a brand new book Representation in Children's Literature: Reflecting Realities in the Classroom.

Authored by our Research and Development Director, Farrah Serroukh, this practical handbook for teachers explores what Reflecting Realities teaches us and highlights how engagement with inclusive literature positively impacts school reading cultures and wider teaching and learning.

This book (published by Sage) is inspired by our award-winning Reflecting Realities research, the first UK study looking at diversity in children's literature and the findings from our Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded Reflecting Realities in the Classroom research project, working alongside 30 teachers over the past 3 years.

Featuring a special foreward by current Children's Laureate and CLPE Patron, Joseph Coelho, and cover illustrations by author/illustrator and CLPE Patron, Ken Wilson-Max, this book:

* explores what Reflecting Realities teaches us;
* empowers teachers to take positive to ensure classroom libraries are truly representative;
* takes time to reflect on the research;
* enables teachers to explore what constitutes quality representation; 
* includes practical support on how to translate this thinking into positive change in the classroom;
* provides guidance for curating literature for young readers;
* highlights how engagement with inclusive literature positively impacts school reading cultures and wider teaching and learning.

Special Discount!
Visit SAGE Education's website to order your copy and enter CLPE25 at the checkout to receive a 25% discount on your order.

The Representation in Children's Literature Reflecting Realities in the Classroom joins a heritage of CLPE publications including The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom (2020), Boys on the Margins (2005), The Reader in the Writer (2001) and Understanding Spelling (2000). 

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Find out more about our Reflecting Realities research.