Aimée Felone is the co-founder of Knights of Publishing house specialising in inclusive commercial children’s publishing. Their children’s bookshop ‘Round Table Books’ stocks diverse children’s books only. They run the #BooksMadeBetter hashtag and blog and are actively involved in inclusive education through their work with a number of literacy charities such as BookTrust.
Charlot Kristensen is a Dublin based illustrator, designer and book author. Her clients include her Penguin Random House, New York Times and the New Yorker. This year Avery Hill published Charlot’s first graphic novel “What we don’t talk about” – which examines contemporary issues of race, bigotry and the difficulties that interracial couples face.
They join host Dave Bain to discuss the importance of Black representation in publishing and the dangers of appropriation.
We’ll be covering practical ways for the illustration community to encourage diversity, why it’s necessary to ensure Black representation isn’t just tokenistic, the difference between appreciation and appropriation, why it’s key to have open, nuanced conversations outside of your bubble and the power of positive everyday actions.
You’ll be able to ask your own questions, during the event, via the text chat on Zoom. During our conversation everyone else’s audio will be muted.
Tickets are £3.50 (AOI members) or £5 (non AOI members).