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Inclusive Minds – Putting Every Child in the Picture

As part of the Imagine Children’s Festival, the 21st February will see a host of children’s book creators taking part in a day of accessible and inclusive activities at London’s Southbank Centre.
The What About Me? event, organised by Inclusive Minds, (who participated in the CMF Gender Representation Debate in November '13) will be a day of fun, imagination and creativity, focusing on making kids’ books inclusive of, and accessible to, everyone.The event is free and open to parents, professionals and children. It will offer kids a chance to get inside some of their favourite books. The aim is to give children a real opportunity to talk to illustrators
and authors about what they want.

There will be a range of drop-in activities: children’s book workshops with authors and illustrators; signed poetry by Life and Deaf poets Mayuri and Kayleigh; interactive sessions where children can work with illustrators to ‘re-imagine’ book covers and images; and even more. The day will end with a panel debate for parents and professionals, where the question ‘what is normal?’ will be discussed by Babette ColeJane Ray, Karen Newell, Fen Cole, Co-director of Letterbox Library, and Sue Baker, Editor, Child's Play.

Over 20 authors and illustrators are expected to participate, including Rebecca ElliottCarol ThompsonEileen BrowneGuy Parker ReesAnnie KublerSarah Garland and Ros Asquith.

You can find the full programme here:


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