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Stuart Scott

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Sep 12, 2022, 5:23:15 AMSep 12
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I am forwarding an email from UKLA re inclusive books. I really recommend what UKLA have to offer. They have not gone over to the fonics dark side and their work is well founded in good practice and sound research. They support local initiatives.
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From: Madina Sattar <enqu...@ukla.org>
Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2022 at 10:13 AM
Subject: Celebrate Inclusivity in Children's Books with the British Library
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UKLA

 

Dear UKLA Members

 

Please find below a message from Andrea Varney, the National Outreach Manager at the British Library, about their autumn campaign for primary school children.

 

Best wishes

 

The UKLA Team

 

Illustration by Allen Fatimaharan

 

Hi UKLA Members,


I'm excited to let you know about our autumn campaign for primary school children across the UK - Step inside your story.

To celebrate inclusivity, we're inviting young writers to put themselves at the heart of their own stories, with the aim of showing that anyone can be the author or hero of a book. We're thrilled that Joseph Coelho is helping us launch the campaign, with two free live-streamed events for schools and teachers. 


Celebrate inclusivity in children’s books, with the British Library this autumn 

Join a host of authors and illustrators, including Waterstones Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho, to inspire your children to write stories about themselves. 

Step inside your story  

To help nurture well-being and storytelling skills, the British Library is inviting young writers to make concertina books and star in their own stories. Discover a range of top tips, videos and resources, and book your place for these wonderful free live-streamed events.  

Free online workshop for schools, in partnership with Seven Stories 

29 September, 11.00 - 12.00 

Join authors Joseph Coelho, Rose Robbins and Joanna Brown for a fun-filled live session to kick-start your students’ book-making adventures. 

Join in 

Free online CPD event for teachers and librarians 

29 September, 16.00 - 17.00  

All children should be able to see themselves reflected in books. It's key to their self-esteem and engagement with reading. Book your place for this twilight session, with children’s authors and inclusion experts, to explore ways of creating an inclusive reading environment at your school. 

Share children’s work on Twitter, tagging @BL_Learning, or email childre...@bl.uk between 26 September and 28 November 2022 for a chance to win book tokens for your school. 

With best wishes

 

Andrea

 


 

Dr Andrea Varney
National Outreach Manager
Digital Learning

The British Library
96 Euston Road
LONDON
NW1 2DB

www.bl.uk

 

T +44 (0) 20 7412 7095
andrea...@bl.uk


 

 

 

 

 

Robene Dutta

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Sep 12, 2022, 6:32:53 AMSep 12
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Thank you Stuart for forwarding this.

We will make contact with UKLA team.

 

May I take this opening to introduce our publication list  this year. As usual the titles are in at least 15 dual language editions, including Ukrainian, Dari, Pashto

 

We have two categories for this year:

‘IFeel’ category of 5 books which will resonates with children and their families as first generations in UK.

All these titles come with teachers notes, curtesy of EMAS Rochdale:
Happy After All (missing the home I left, family and friends.)
Biscuit Moon (scarcity and conflict, illusions and starting out in search of a new life.) Anthropomorphic

When Nani When (value of patience, time cycles through seasons) pub date November 2022

Raag, the red-striped Zebra (about anger and learning to manage it) Anthropomorphic, pub date November 2022

Squirrel Monkey (big feelings and how meditative breathing can help find solutions) Anthropomorphic

 

Sunita Series of 3 titles in many dual language editions, as usual including Ukrainian, Dari, Pashto. The category is for second or third generation children from immigrant families. Sunita does not have the issues from the IFeel ‘New’ category. She is much more confident and at home with her school, friends and neighbours.

Sunita at the Zoo (school outing with animals and action) pub date October 2022

Sunita makes Friends (relating to elderly people next door) pub date October 2022

Sunita’s Special Day (playing with friends and experiencing Halloween) pub date Sept 2022

 

Two other titles:

Walking through my neighbourhood, what do you see (title provisional due to US spelling restrictions. Alternatives most welcome!!) (a point and see and reinforce words with pictures in familiar settings such as the open air market, the park, the fairground,….) pub date December 2022

 

The Fall “ What’s that message?” a dual language graphic novel for late primary, early secondary with QR codes. Pub date November 2022

 

Book of Dual Language Metaphors (Many languages have beautiful and powerful metaphors. This series helps to expand the range of English metaphors!) pub date Feb 2023

 

Best wishes

Robene

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Diane Leedham

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Sep 12, 2022, 8:04:49 AMSep 12
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Thank you for sharing, Stuart. 

All the authors are excellent but I would particularly like to draw attention to Joanna Brown. 
She was a Primary teacher before becoming Education Officer at the Royal Africa Society for an extended period, doing fabulous outreach and education work too extensive to itemise - but with special mention to Africa Writes and British Library activities/events (including partnerships with LATE). 

This is her first work of fiction so even if you can’t do please look out for it. I believe her second is completed and close to publication too. 

Best wishes 

Di Leedham

On 12 Sep 2022, at 11:32, Robene Dutta <rob...@mantralingua.com> wrote:



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Dear UKLA Members

 

Please find below a message from Andrea Varney, the National Outreach Manager at the British Library, about their autumn campaign for primary school children.

 

Best wishes

 

The UKLA Team

 

image002.png

Illustration by Allen Fatimaharan

 

Hi UKLA Members,


I'm excited to let you know about our autumn campaign for primary school children across the UK - Step inside your story.

To celebrate inclusivity, we're inviting young writers to put themselves at the heart of their own stories, with the aim of showing that anyone can be the author or hero of a book. We're thrilled that Joseph Coelho is helping us launch the campaign, with two free live-streamed events for schools and teachers. 


Celebrate inclusivity in children’s books, with the British Library this autumn 

Join a host of authors and illustrators, including Waterstones Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho, to inspire your children to write stories about themselves. 

Step inside your story  

To help nurture well-being and storytelling skills, the British Library is inviting young writers to make concertina books and star in their own stories. Discover a range of top tips, videos and resources, and book your place for these wonderful free live-streamed events.  

Free online workshop for schools, in partnership with Seven Stories 

29 September, 11.00 - 12.00 

Join authors Joseph Coelho, Rose Robbins and Joanna Brown for a fun-filled live session to kick-start your students’ book-making adventures. 

Join in 

Free online CPD event for teachers and librarians 

29 September, 16.00 - 17.00  

All children should be able to see themselves reflected in books. It's key to their self-esteem and engagement with reading. Book your place for this twilight session, with children’s authors and inclusion experts, to explore ways of creating an inclusive reading environment at your school. 

Share children’s work on Twitter, tagging @BL_Learning, or email childre...@bl.uk between 26 September and 28 November 2022 for a chance to win book tokens for your school. 

With best wishes

 

Andrea

 


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