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Introduc9on

By now, many of us are aware of the significant shortage of inclusive children’s books on the market. The CLPE’s 2018 report on ethnic representa-on in children’s literature, Reflec-ng Reali-es, commented on the “small yet posi-ve shi:s” since their landmark 2017 survey, highligh-ng a rise from 1% to 4% in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) protagonists in children’s books. Despite this small rise, these figures are s-ll woefully unrepresenta-ve of the 2.5 million BAME schoolchildren in the UK that make up one-third of the na-onal total. For too long, books with diverse characters, writers and illustrators have come up against barriers in publishing. But the fact remains that these books are sorely needed. BookTrust is quick to recognise the benefits of ‘windows’ and ‘mirrors’ in books, where children can gain insights into different ways of life, whilst also finding reflec-ons of themselves and their environments. For children who struggle to find representa-on in books, the risk is that they are less inclined to read for pleasure – a prac-ce with proven long-term benefits. In 2020, following yet another call to ac-on from the Black Lives Ma@er movement, we need to focus on the quality, not just quan-ty, of representa-on. Own-voices are key in maintaining cultural sensi-vity and accuracy within stories. And whilst themes of social jus-ce are important, every child deserves to see themselves inhabi-ng spaces of comedy, adventure and fantasy too. Since Lantana Publishing launched in 2014, we have been proud to priori-se diversity and inclusion in all our books. This catalogue features our -tles alongside many others, which amplify stories of children from a diverse range of families and backgrounds. We hope that the rising interest in inclusive books con-nues to grow in line with our own passion for publishing stories in which all children can see themselves reflected. Alice Curry and Vanessa Brown Lantana Publishing

Cover Art by Sandhya Prabhat and used with the kind permission of Lantana Publishing. 2

Lantana #BlackLives Ma>er Selec9on

A Story About

A F I YA James Berry Anna Cunha


CHITRA SOUNDAR & POONAM MISTRY

Chitra Soundar has published over 30 well- loved picture books in India and the UK. Poonam Mistry’s artwork has been nominated twice for a Kate Greenaway Medal. The ‘You’re’ series have become favourite bestsellers

The energe-c Farmer Falgu tales radiate with adventure and op-mism, while Kanika Nair underscores it with minimalis-c artwork splashed with just a dab of vivid, striking colour.

Farmer Falgu Chitra Soundar Chitra Soundar captures the flavour of Varanasi through Varsha, a young girl out in search of her father. Follow Varsha as she skips past the ghats by the river Ganges, and hurries through the narrow alleys of this -meless city.

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MILET BILINGUAL MY FIRST BOARD BOOKS

22 #tles available in these languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, Spanish, Polish, Gujara#, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Urdu, Vietnamese.

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POETRY BOOKS

INCLUSION

INCLUSION FICTION

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‘CHILDREN FIRST’ WINNER FICTION

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FICTION AND YA

Asian Stories are contemporary tales set across Asia and the Pacific. Students follow characters their own age in their local environments – at school, at home, in the village, visi@ng local landmarks – so they can observe everyday life in another culture. How are their lives different to mine? Who works in their families and how? What are THEIR everyday challenges?

StoryWorld 8 pages of story and flip over for 16 pages of nonfic@on on the country

THE TENTH SON by Ayan & Ashish Malpani

A visit to see his grandfather is about to jolt ten-year-old A celestial messenger, drops by in the dead of night to ask for gods. The truth he is to discover about himself will bring h dreaded Harkasura and his hordes! What will he choose to grandfather’s life is on the line? A spellbinding mythologica of asuras, astras and mantras, riddles and death-defying fig 168 pages, 8.5” x 5.5”, black & white, soft cover English ` 265

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CAN’T STOP CODY! by Abhay Prasad & Nanditta Chibber

It all begins when Vismay falls in love with a twice abando Francisco animal shelter. He brings him home, except he ha raise this adorable, crazy pit bull-pointer he calls Cody. As hyperactive ball of energy, there is also lurking danger whe him to buried treasure! 96 pages, 8.5” x 5.35”, black & white, soft cover English ` 195


Different Beliefs

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Iden#ty, Families and Friends

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Harmony and Understanding

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Overcoming Adversity

Tom o r ro w Nadi ne Kaad an

Inspired by the discoveries of Nobel Prize Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine


picture. building. computer. race. prize. is book. am amazing. ou. Black History and Overcoming Adversity

Catalogue Contents Page 2 Black Lives MaZer Selec@on Page 3 Chitra Soundar and Poonam Mistry Page 4 Lulu and Zeki Page 5 Lenny and Top Diversity Selec@on Page 6 Picture Books Page 7 Picture Books Page 8 Picture Books

Publishers Featured

Page 9 Bilingual board books Page 10 Poetry, Inclusion and inclusion Fic@on Page 11 Children First and Fic@on Page 12 Fic@on and YA Page 13 Dierent Beliefs Page 14 Iden@ty, Families and Friends Page 15 Harmony & Understanding and Overcoming Adversity Back Cover 16 Black History and Overcoming Adversity

Alanna Max, Blake Educa@on, BookLife Publishing, Caboodle Books, Cherrytree Books, Clean Slate Press, Crea@ve Edi@ons, Duckbill, Karadi Tales, Lantana, LiZle Steps, New Fron@er Publishing, Secret Book Company, Tulika Books, Wacky Bee Books and Young Anglia. Diversity and Inclusion Catalogue Order Form – www.mms-publishing.com plus downloadable ISBN/RRP Metadata (Includes list of @tles by country, Authors/Illustrators, and Award Winners and Nominees) Sales informa@on: info@mms-publishing.com. Tel: 020 8898 5211

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