Breaking New Ground: Celebrating British Writers & Illustrators of Colour

We’ve been working with Speaking Volumes (who produce performances, book tours and conferences) and BookTrust (the UK’s biggest children’s reading charity) to celebrate their incredible new project, Breaking New Ground.

This vital new resource – a catalogue profiling 104 British children’s writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers of colour – will help young people, teachers, librarians and literature promoters find out about some of the very best authors working in the UK today.

Breaking New Ground launched at The London Book Fair 2019 in March, followed by a series of national events to raise awareness across the country. Events, each featuring a line-up of some of the very best children’s authors in the UK, take place at:

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, May 2019

Scottish Storytelling Centre/Creative Scotland, Edinburgh, June 2019 – in partnership with BookTrust Scotland

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, June 2019 – as part of Belfast Book Festival and in partnership with BookTrust Northern Ireland

Venue TBC, Cardiff/Swansea, July 2019 – in partnership with Literature Wales

If you want to find out more about any of these events email