Super Heroes: Diverse Stories for a Diverse World Book Launch

Super Heroes are Back in School for Diverse Stories for a Diverse World Book Launch.

The lack of diversity within children’s literature is an ongoing and significant problem within the field. Between 2017 and 2019, the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education found that only 7% of children’s books published in the UK featured characters of colour. As a direct response to this, our Super Heroes: Words are our Power project are launching a new children’s book, Super Heroes: Diverse Stories for a Diverse World, with diverse and inclusive characters at the forefront.

Celebrating identity, this anthology contains creative stories, poems and illustrations from acclaimed writers including Amina Atiq, Yvonne Battle-Felton, Ashleigh Nugent, Helen Dring-Turner, Nathan Powell, Alex Swan, Katie and Kevin Tsang, Alan Gibbons, Cheryl Martin, Marie Basting, Jon Mayhew, Emme Lathan and Claire L. Heuchan.

We are excited to launch our Super Heroes: Diverse Stories for a Diverse World book next week in eight primary schools across Merseyside that are partnered with our Super Heroes: Words are our Power project. From 4th November, we will celebrate the launch of the book with a playground performance featuring our team of Super Heroes and the evil Book Worms that are threatening our words, creativity and identity!

Following this, we have an exciting, month-long programme of workshops as the writers featured in Super Heroes: Diverse Stories for a Diverse World head to the classroom. There will be masterclasses and discussions to get young people writing and unleash their creative power.

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