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Carmen Powell on Books to support diversity in a setting

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Carmen Powell on Books to support diversity in a setting


Carmen was born in Australia and brought up in Malta, moving to the UK in 1985 and is an award-winning teacher and Early Years Specialist.

Her degree in Literature and History of Art inspired her to use books to support children’s personal, social and emotional development; communication and language. She has written a beautiful children’s book – Matthew and the Magic Goat.

Carmen was recently shortlisted for the Early Years Alliance’s Belle Tutaev Lifetime Achievement Award and she is a private Early Years tutor.







Bookpotato speaks with Carmen Powell about writing and teaching: https://youtu.be/_gOxf5OP30M

A really interesting article in the Guardian newspaper from David Baddiel about diversity in children’s books: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/29/disabled-are-erased-from-childrens-books-baddiel

The books Carmen discusses in the video are:

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Hungry Bear ISBN 0-85953-012-4

Matthew and the Magic Goat ISBN 978-1-7887840-3-0

Mommy, Mama, and Me         ISBN 978-1-58246-263-9

Daddy, Papa, and Me               ISBN 978-1-58246-262-2

Miss Polly Had A Dolly             ISBN 978-1-84646-049-4

Fix It!                                           ISBN 978-1-84643-286-6

Mama Zooms                             ISBN 0-590-45775-6

George and the Dragon           ISBN 978-0-099-41766-8

Owl Babies                                 ISBN 978-0-7445-3167-1

Brown Bear, Brown Bear         ISBN 978-0-140-50296-1

Hooray for Fish!                       ISBN 978-1-4063-2400-6

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Kathy Brodie

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