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Here at Raintree, we are proud to offer a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books that are inclusive and celebrate diversity and difference. Our #OwnVoices books lift the voices of marginalised communities, sharing a richer, more authentic experience with readers. Look at these, and a selection of our other inclusive titles below.

#OwnVoices

by Siman Nuurali

Sadiq

Debut author Siman Nuurali writes about a fun-loving eight-year-old named Sadiq and his lively Somali-origin family. Sadiq is always ready to try something new, and in each book he shares his new hobby with friends and neighbours. He has many interests, from football to video games to cooking samosas. A fun and inspiring series, Sadiq invites readers in on the fun of making friends and starting new clubs.

 

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Race and Ethnicity

by Saadia Faruqi

Yasmin

Meet Yasmin! A creative thinker and curious explorer, she is always looking for those ‘aha’ moments to help her solve life’s little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings, she can face any situation – assuming her imagination doesn’t get too big! This series features Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani family who are sure to delight and inspire young readers.

 

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Disability and Mental Health

by C. L. Reid

Emma Every Day

Later this year, readers will get to meet Emma Carter! She loves swimming, writing and biking. She also loves her goldfish and eating tacos. Emma loves life. Emma is Deaf and uses a cochlear implant to help her hear. She uses sign language too. Every day is a chance to have fun which she does by overcoming daily challenges with her positive attitude and nonstop determination.

 

Coming November 2021

Female Empowerment

by Nancy Dickmann

Superwomen In STEM

Fierce. Fearless. Female. In this series, children will learn about the scientific superwomen who overcame challenges to make great achievements and discoveries. It features women scientists who have contributed greatly to their fields of work. Some of the amazing women include Florence Nightingale, Rosalind Franklin, Diane Fossey, Marie Curie and many more. Learn about the determination and persistence of these remarkable scientists.

 

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LGBTQ+

by Matthew Anniss

LGBTQ+ Matters

Using real-life case studies, this book provides insight into what it means to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community. It is written with a sensitive approach that is suitable for younger children. Readers will learn about what being gay/lesbian/bisexual means, the history of gay rights, social attitudes and challenges faced by the community.

 

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PSHE and Wellness

by Jaclyn Jaycox

Name Your Emotions

What am I feeling? Understanding and interpreting our emotions is a skill that can be developed and improved with practice. In these books, children will learn about emotional literacy to recognise and manage a variety of childhood emotions. A mindfulness activity at the end of each book provides young readers with practical tools to help them control their own feelings.

 

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