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Streetreads, the Bookwumman & setting things right

This is an open letter to the many supporters of Streetreads, its donors and volunteers, and the many readers who relied on this amazing project. Between July and November Streetreads let a lot of people down. I write the following not to shame the organisation that took over Streetreads, but to highlight the lessons that MUST be learned if this vital, and we’ll say it - life saving - project of bringing books to homeless readers is to be sustainably delivered.

December 7, 2018
Our 22nd Radical Book Fair

The Radical Book Fair is back!
Fair trading hours:
Thursday 1st: 12 -6pm
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th: 10am – 6pm

October 22, 2018
1% of Children’s Books have a BAME protagonist. WTF.

Recently the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) released the findings of a Reflecting Realities, a “new study into ethnic representation in children’s literature” and it’s a dire indictment of Children’s publishing today. Here’s a wee snapshot of their conclusions and some of our thoughts on the topic.

Noor Hemani
July 29, 2018