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Books With Minority Ethnic Characters

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Children’s Books with Minority Ethnic Characters
A recent study by CLPE has shown that just 9% of children’s books published last year featured a main character from a minority ethnic background. Although the number is increasing over time, there still exists a major under-representation, considering that 33.9% of children of primary school age in England are from a minority ethnic background. To help schools and families balance the representation in their book collections and to accurately reflect the diverse experiences of all pupils, we’ve put together a list of recommended children’s books featuring Black, Asian and Minoirty Ethnic and characters.

Books with BAME characters for ages 3-7 (EYFS & KS1)



Books with BAME characters for ages 7-9 (Lower KS2)



Books with BAME characters for ages 9-11 (Upper KS2)



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