Work towards all new books being authentically inclusive.
Actively promote and display books that are inclusive of a diverse range of characters.
Attend/organise training, events and discussions around the areas of inclusion and diversity to motivate, educate and inspire.
Seek advice and consultancy to ensure that diverse characters are authentic.
Ensure that books and book events are accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
To remain open minded and open hearted. On my part, to not be afraid to ask questions that sometimes feel awkward and clunky.
For each book ask ‘Who is represented in this book, and how? Are the characters reflective of the world we live in? Is the representation authentic?’
Discuss inclusion and diversity with colleagues and challenge those who downplay its importance.
Actively develop knowledge of different facets of diversity.
Seek out and support those who create and curate high-quality inclusive books.
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