After discovering that just one in three image or child books within the UK (and USA) has a feminine lead (one in 5 with animal characters) and that BAME youngsters are under-represented, Illustrator and Writer Eileen Browne started compiling this listing.
If youngsters see gender and racial equality of their media from beginning onwards, there’s a great opportunity they’ll develop into adults who see equality as regular.
The books are ‘a great learn’ for all boys & ladies, with both feminine protagonists, equal numbers of females & males or no gendered characters. The listing is up to date 4 occasions a 12 months by Eileen, with new inclusions added each season .
It is a helpful useful resource for folks and educators. All books are organised alphabetically, with clear credit (to each Authors and Illustrator) and age teams. We advocate this listing is shared as far and broad as attainable.