The Mission // Who are we?//
The Travelling Multicultural Book Carnival...
This is Book Love is an award winning collective of Educators, Artists, Musicians, Creatives, Aunties, Uncles, Parents and Grandparents working together to make multicultural matter.
In schools, libraries, galleries, on screens and even on our high streets - the stark lack of culturally inclusive representation, is sadly too obvious.
We at 'Book Love' have made it our mission to change this AND to change the narrative and the Travelling Multicultural Book Carnival is spreading the 'Book Love'. We have created an online shop to bring as much multicultural content and books in to one place and we have started a "GoFund Me Page" to raise funds to give FREE multicultural books to schools, colleges, nurseries, childminders, educational settings and universities. More information can be found at the top of our homepage by clicking the link in the yellow search bar.
BookLove is curating and showcasing and bringing together the best multicultural content the world of arts has to offer and we're taking it on tour! Schools, Nurseries, Public and corporate spaces, Markets...you name it - we're there!
New and exciting childrens' books, young adult fiction, art, stationery, fashion, toys and so much more - all with one focus - to positively portray the beautiful multicultural world around us.
'Book Love' takes you on a journey of discovery, where those that don't see themselves - find themselves...
Thisisbooklove.com and we represent!
BOOKLOVE AND BEYOND
IS THE NAME OF OUR NEW COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY, WHICH IS RAISING MONEY TO GIVE FREE MULTICULTURAL, INCLUSIVE + ANTI-RACIST BOOKS TO EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS, STAFF AND YOUNG PEOPLE AND CHILDREN!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE OR DONATE, PLEASE SEE THIS LINK
SO FAR WE HAVE RAISED OVER £10,000, BUT THERE IS STILL SO MUCH WORK TO DO -
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED SPREAD THE WORD!
The stats released in 2018 are dire and we have been on a mission since 2015, school-by-school, nursery-by-nursery, high street by high street to revolutionise the landscape of literature.
This continues to be our main focus, because our children and young people deserve nothing less! We are working closely with publishers, self-published and published writers and illustrators to redress the balance.
We get everyone excited about each others' cultural heritage, hoping to create a better understanding of one another, a love for self and a boosting of esteem, which is second to none.
Through reading, learning and cultural sharing, we can aim to build a more cohesive and understanding society where we are less suspicious of each other - a place built on unity, peace and of course booklove!
Our children and young people deserve nothing less!