Diversity in Children’s Literature: Warda Ahmed and Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin

Diversity in Children’s Literature: Warda Ahmed and Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin




06:57 – 06:57


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Sat, 29.10.2022

12:30 – 13:00 Helsinki Book Fair, Messukeskus

Language: English
Price: Day tickets starting from 17/11 €

DRIN – Visions for Children’s Books Children’s books shape the worldview we grow up with. It is important for children to be able to recognize themselves in stories, illustrations and narratives and, at the same time, to learn about the different realities of life around them. Does children’s literature in Finland (and other European countries) today reflect the increasingly diverse societies in which we live? What can be done to promote diversity, representation, inclusion and norm critique in children’s literature?

Since 2018, our project DRIN – Visions for Children’s Books has attempted to address these questions and more. Join the conversation with Finnish comics illustrator and DRIN expert, Warda Ahmed, and DRIN project coordinator, Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin, at the Helsinki Book Fair 2022 on Saturday 29 October.

The discussion will be in English and is supported by the German Library in Helsinki and Aue Foundation.

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Sat 29 Oct 2022 Closed today


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