Reflecting Realities

Reflecting Realities is the first UK study looking at diversity in children’s literature. Funded by the Arts Council, our aim was to quantify and evaluate the extent and quality of ethnic representation and diversity in children’s publishing in the UK. This process involved analysing submissions of all children's literature published in the UK in 2017 and again in 2018 that featured Black or minority ethnic (BAME) characters to determine to what extent they were represented.

The first report was published in 2018 with the follow up report in September 2019

CLPE

We released our second Reflecting Realities report on 19 September 2019.

Reflecting realities
CLPE
In July 2018 we published Reflecting Realities, the first UK study looking at diversity in children’s books. Funded by the Arts Council, the aim is to quantify and evaluate the extent and quality of ethnic representation in children’s publishing in the UK.