ALEXANDRA STRICK: children's book consultant

I am a specialist in the field of children's books and disability/diversity.  A passionate campaigner for making children's books accessible and inclusive, I've worked as a freelance consultant in all aspects of children's books and disability for well over 15 years. I've provided talks, seminars and training on finding and using inclusive books, as well as working on specific books and supplying other writers and illustrators with reference material and inspiration to help them enhance the landscape of children's literature. I am co-founder of Outside In Word and Inclusive Minds and co-author of Max the Champion, the highly inclusive picture book.

Books change lives

The books we give our children have the power to change attitudes, challenge preconceptions and improve lives. 

So what's the problem?

ALL children should be able to see themselves reflected positively in pictures and stories. Books need to show a true picture of society - a society in which one child in five has some form of disability or special educational need.  Plus, children with additional needs have the right to be able to access appropriate, high-quality books to allow them to develop as confident, enthusiastic readers. Yet the children's book world remains dramatically skewed in favour of the 'norm'. We need books which are truly inclusive - in terms of disability but also all aspects of diversity.

 Find out more.....

Click on 'the need' read some of my articles and blogs or Contact me now.

What I can offer

  •  Training, support and informal advice for writers, illustrators and publishers
  •  Seminars and workshops on finding and using inclusive and accessible books
  •  Disability (and general diversity) related information, resources and advice
  •  Project management, with a particular focus on young people's inclusion and participation
  •  Consultation with disabled children and those who work with them.

Testimonials

You can see a few quotes from people with whom I have worked on my website or contact me for more references and testimonials.