The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom – Reflecting Realities, Nurturing Reader Identity - Webinar

Reflecting Realities Report
27th June, 2022 - 13:00 pm to 15:00 pm
Price: £50.00

This webinar will provide an insight into the rationale, key findings and notable patterns identified as part of our award winning Reflecting Realities research.

What will participants gain?

  • An understanding of the key features that constitute quality inclusive, ethically representative literature.
  • An appreciation of some of the pitfalls of problematic portrayals and the ways in which this can compromise the reading experience.
  • Examples of high quality inclusive titles with opportunities to consider how they might benefit young readers and shape their outlook.
  • Guidance on key considerations for curating quality inclusive literature and integrating this across your provision.

Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the role of literature in shaping children’s sense of self and reader identity, as well as, considering how we nurture positive reader identity and broaden children’s outlook through the use of quality inclusive literature.

We will explore the challenges of a lack of visibility of marginalised pupils within literature and the curriculum and how to overcome this through the use of quality titles that exemplify the best of inclusive, representative literature currently on the market.

Over the course of the session, participants will be introduced to a wide range of high quality ethnically representative titles that can be used from Early Years to Year 6 with practical ideas that can easily be transferred to the classroom.


This webinar will focus on the high-quality books:

Look Up! by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola

Son of the Circus: A Victorian Story by E.L Norry

Accidental Trouble Magnet: Book 1 by Zanib Mian (Author), Nasaya Mafaridik (Illustrator)

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson

This webinar is delivered via Zoom. Once you have secured your place, you will receive a confirmation email detailing how to join the session. Please ensure that you register well in advance of the event start. If you have any issues, please email


Really beneficial to hear about the research and discuss a wide range of books and current practice alongside colleagues.

Teacher on The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom: Reflecting Realities, Nurturing Reader Identity, 2020

I really thought the whole thing was fantastic, I can't think of anything it could have improved on.

Teacher on The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom – Reflecting Realities, Nurturing Reader Identity, 2021