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The Importance Of Seeing Yourself In What You Read

One third of ethic minority children don’t recognise themselves in any texts they read and this is undermining their commitment to reading, according to new research. Emily Best, of the National Literacy Association in the UK, explains the findings.

Concerns around diversity and representation in children’s books aren’t new. A recent study from CLPE showed 10% of children’s books contained characters from an ethnic minority, half of which (5% overall) were a main character.

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