Intermediate Practice

Kala Williams on Culturally Diverse Literature for Children

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Kala Williams on Culturally Diverse Literature for Children


Kala Williams has been in education for over 15 years as a tutor, project manager, secondary and finally primary teacher with most of her career spent in Primary Education. She developed her fast-growing consultancy, Bright I’s, to support teachers in developing best practice approaches in the teaching of reading and drives her business on a rigorous approach to pedagogy based on research-rich methodology.

An avid reader of children’s literature with a passion for reading for pleasure and sharing knowledge of children’s books which she actively does under the twitter handle @rogue_reading where she personally takes on the agenda of increasing access to texts through open book giveaways at least termly.

Kala’s website is here:

Her blog is here:

and Twitter:  @rogue_reading


And Kala’s reading group is here:

Centre for Literature in Primary Education (CLPE) report, Reflecting Realities:

Arts Council: Time for Change

Penguin #Merky Books

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe:

Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterly:

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne:

Flotsam by David Weisner:

Cendrillon by Robert D San Souci:

Love Reading 4 kids:

Coffee bookshelves:

We Need Diverse Books:

News from Nowhere:


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Kathy Brodie

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