Asian children need to see heroes like themselves in books too, says author — Eastern Eye

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— by Lauren Codling: An Asian author has praised efforts to raise awareness of a lack of diversity in children’s literature as it was revealed recently that fewer than two per cent of writers for young people are from an ethnic minority background.

Zanib Mian is author of Planet Omar, a children’s book which follows the titular character on a variety of adventures…

Image courtesy of Hodder Children’s Books

April 24, 2019


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