The Children’s Media Foundation

Inclusive Minds Crowdfunding Project

The Inclusive Minds project aims to improve inclusion in books and involve young people in the process.

An innovative crowdfunding project will give a voice to children and young people – the people who know most about what they want to see represented in books and how. It will enable them to share valuable experience with those who would like help ensuring authenticity in children’s books.

Where real inclusion in books is concerned, thorough research is vital. Inclusive Minds will develop an extensive network of ‘Ambassadors for Inclusion’. These are young people of all ages with real experience of marginalisation who can share their unique expertise (covering all facets of diversity) with the book world.

Authors, illustrators and publishers will be able to contact Inclusive Minds with ideas, questions or manuscripts that they wish to discuss with relevant young people.  These opportunities will be shared with the network and connections established. Ambassadors may also be able to speak at events and in response to news stories.

Inclusive Minds are asking everyone to support the campaign – as well as seeking young people to be involved in the groundbreaking project.

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