Join us at The London Book Fair 2021
We’d love for you to join us at this year’s London Book Fair! The fair will be online between Tuesday 21st June and Thursday 1st July 2021 and we are delighted to announce our seminar at 9:30am on Thursday 24th June.
This seminar, titled ‘Closing the gap: Why access to books matters for children around the world’, will bring together President of The International Publishers Association, Bodour Al Qasimi, editor-at-large at Pushkin Children’s Books Sarah Odedina, Chair of IBBY UK Pam Dix, award-winning writer Sita Brahmachari and our very own Chief Executive Alison Tweed to discuss why children may be without books, how these challenges can be overcome and why access to children’s books is part of creating a fairer future for millions.
Tickets are available via The London Book Fair Website.
Access to books is not always easy, especially for children affected by poverty, who live far from the nearest city or town and for those who have been forced to flee their homes. Without the opportunity to read, these children will be less able to succeed in school, become literate and realise their full potential, so creating access to books for all children is a vital step towards a fairer future.
The panel will be discussing a range of innovative and creative solutions being developed to give every child the opportunity to read – including efforts to bring books to children who have fled war and how shipping containers are being transformed into thriving community libraries.