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Category: For parents

Obstacles to reading: lack of relatable characters.

For most children in the UK and US there is no problem finding books containing characters they can relate to. As books have become more inclusive it has become easier for children in some minority groups to find characters that are like them in children’s literature. However, some groups still struggle to find characters that…

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The avid reader – keeping them interested.

Some children are readers, enthusiastic, undeterred readers. Despite all the distractions, obstacles and peer pressure they are rarely seen without their nose in a book. These children are the next generation of adult avid readers and they are experiencing something I wish every child experienced – the true magic of losing themselves in a good…

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