The Report’s key points:
– Overall increase in books featuring a BAME character – from 4% in 2017 to 7% in 2018.
– Increase in the number of BAME main protagonists – from 1% in 2017 to 4% in 2018.
– There is still a long way to go to achieve representation that reflects the UK population.
– Report offers analysis and advice to ensure representation of BAME people is positive and authentic in children’s books, and highlights good practice
You may also be interested in reading another report for Arts Council England from November 2019 on BAME representation in children’s literature: Time for Change Black and minority ethnic representation in the children’s literature sector (Authors: Cathy Harris, Bernadette Stiell, David Leather).