As Reading Curriculum Leader, one of my main focuses is to diversify the books we use in the classroom and school library. This is so important for many reasons, but essentially because representation matters. It is important for all children to be able to see and recognise themselves within the pages of a book.
Diverse books can enable children to build empathy and provides a window into different cultures.
Interested in diversifying your home, classroom and school library? Follow me for some beautiful book recommendations for your classroom!
Author bio: Shnell is the Reading Leader at an international school in Shanghai. She is a passionate educator, committed to diversity in education.