Books create belonging. They help us see each other and understand one other. They shine a light on the world. It’s vital that the books we read in our formative years reflect the rich diversity of the society we live in.
Every young person deserves an educational experience that more fully reflects Britain’s past and the lives of its young people today. There has been much debate about the need to reform the History curriculum – but we believe there is a real need to reconsider English literature too. After all, almost every young person studies English literature until the age of 16.