SchoolReadingList.co.uk Diversity Policy
- At SchoolReadingList.co.uk, we are committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in our recommendations of children’s and teen books to schools, parents, teachers, and home educators in the UK. Our Diversity Policy outlines our dedication to reflecting the rich tapestry of cultures, identities, and experiences in the literary world.
- We recognize the importance of representing diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences in the books we recommend. Our recommendations encompass a wide range of authors, genres, and cultural perspectives to reflect the diverse needs and interests of our readers.
- We recommend books that explore and celebrate different cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, disabilities, and experiences. This includes works by underrepresented and marginalized authors, independent publishers, new publishers and debut authors. A full list of the authors represented on our site can be found here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/featured-authors/
- We do not knowingly endorse or promote books that contain discriminatory content or reinforce harmful stereotypes. Our recommendations are screened for appropriateness, cultural sensitivity, and adherence to inclusive values.
- We actively work to identify and rectify any instances of bias or discrimination in our book recommendations.
- We understand that different age groups have varying levels of maturity and comprehension. We strive to ensure that the content we recommend is age-appropriate and free from potentially harmful themes.
- Our age recommendations and content warnings are provided when necessary to help readers make informed choices.
- We feature underrepresented authors in the publishing industry, in our book lists, ensuring that their work is featured in our recommendations.
- Our book lists encompass a wide variety of perspectives, including those from authors who come from diverse backgrounds and identities.
- A full list of the authors represented on our site can be found here.
Representation of Disabilities
- We promote books that feature characters with disabilities and provide positive representation to help foster understanding and empathy among our readers.
- We recognize the importance of accessibility, both in terms of the books themselves and our platform. Our website is designed with accessibility, useability and speed in mind to accommodate all users. Our website is compliant with WCAG standards and guidelines.
- We are committed to continually reviewing and expanding our recommendations to further enhance diversity and inclusivity.
- We welcome input from our readers, educators, and experts to help us identify areas where we can improve and better represent diversity in our content.
Training and Awareness
- Our website development and editorial team is provided with ongoing training to raise awareness of relevant issues and to ensure they are reflected in our content and operations.
- For any questions or concerns related to our Diversity Policy, please contact us using the form on our Contact Us page.
- SchoolReadingList.co.uk is dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusivity, and representation in children’s and teen literature. Our Diversity Policy reflects our commitment to ensuring that our book recommendations reflect the rich diversity of cultures, identities, and experiences in the literary world. We continually strive to support the educational and literary needs of our audience while upholding these values.
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