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What’s behind the lack of diversity in children's fiction?

32% of school pupils in England are from minority ethnic backgrounds but a new report has found that only 4% of all the children's books published in the UK last year featured a black, Asian or minority ethnic character.

Farrah Serroukh, who led the Reflecting Realities survey for the Centre of Literacy in Primary Education, and writer Patrice Lawrence talk to Front Row about the findings and the recommendations for change.

Image credit: Holly Sterling

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