Eileen Browne’s Top 21 of 2021


After discovering that only one in three picture or baby books in the UK (and USA) has a female lead (one in five with animal characters) and that BAME children are under-represented, Illustrator and Author Eileen Browne began compiling a list of diverse books in the industry.

If children see gender and racial equality in their media from birth onwards, there’s an excellent chance they’ll grow into adults who see equality as normal.

The books are ‘a good read’ for all boys & girls, with either female protagonists, equal numbers of females & males or no gendered characters.

This list presents 21 of Eileen’s Top books of the year.

This is a valuable resource for parents and educators. All books are organised alphabetically, with clear credits (to both Authors and Illustrator) and age groups. We recommend this list is shared as far and wide as possible.

See the full list here.


17th January 2022
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