Changing the Narrative
To provide spaces for creative expression, narrating experiences of those from underrepresented and marginalised groups, particularly young people, and those from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, with the broader intention of leaving an imprint of legacies within literature.
The Popcorn House Documentary:
Hear from our young authors, their parents and the facilitators.
The 'Look Like Me Book Challenge' C.I.C. exists to
counteract the underrepresented BAME main
characters within children’s literature in the UK.
We want to inform, educate and emphasize the
importance of diversity and inclusivity for a positive
identity for children, globally.
Currently, only 5% of Black and Brown faces appear as main characters in children’s stories, compared to the 33.5% of BAME school children, in schools across the UK. This huge disparity is what we are campaigning to change, based on the premise that children cannot be what they do not see.
We aim to leave a legacy imprint within literature from the BAME
community perspective, with a particular focus on enhancing the literacy storytelling skills of young people and women. We want to create and promote positive content that is reflective of the multi-culturalist society that we live in.
The Popcorn House is the first number 1 bestselling book to launch from our cohort of young budding authors, aged 6 – 12 years old. We are sure you agree this is a fantastic accomplishment for them all and would appreciate your continued support for our growth.