A round up of the ways graphic novels can help students understand and discuss hard-hitting, and often frightening, current events, from people smuggling to depression.
Meet the Asian Characters in Children’s Fiction for KS2
Books by writers who use their own cultural experiences to create stories with characters that British Asian children will relate to and hook them into reading.
Beyond The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Anyone reading usually believes that what they read has a background of truth, even if the characters are fiction, says Nina Simon. Here she looks at the many faults with The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and suggests some books that better reflect historical facts about children’s experience of the Holocaust.
Scientific Breakthrough: STEM-focused female role models in young adult fiction
A list of 12 brilliant Young Adult fiction titles with strong female characters who all have an interest in science, technology and maths (ie, a STEM focus) found by Nina Simon from SLS Redbridge.