Why Representation Matters in Children’s Literature
An Author’s Perspective
Wednesday 20 October, 4-5pm
Children’s author, Sufiya Ahmed, explores stories from Britain’s past that help create a more inclusive classroom. Looking at examples from the recent drive by publishers to produce books, fiction and non-fiction to redress the balance, Sufiya will draw from her own books and those by other authors. Hear more about Sufiya’s recent books and her new title releasing in January 2022 of the British Asian woman Sophia Singh who was a leading suffragette.
Sufiya Ahmed was born in India and arrived in the UK as a baby. She lived in Bolton, Lancashire, before moving to London where she still lives. Sufiya has worked in advertising and in the House of Commons, but is now a full-time author.
In 2010 Sufiya set up the BIBI Foundation, a non-profit organisation, to arrange visits to the Houses of Parliament for diverse and underprivileged school children.
Sufiya also writes for The Independent
In this fascinating webinar, Sufiya will draw from various authors including her own writing. Discover more about WWII British Muslim heroine, Winston Churchill’s spy Noor Inayat Khan and the British Asian woman Sophia Singh who was a leading suffragette.
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