As part of our commitment to support teachers and school librarians to celebrate and teach more books by writers of colour, we'll be releasing a range of free resources over time, for all age groups. These resources will be aimed both at the English literature and language curriculum, and also to support reading for pleasure and extracurricular activity.
You can explore what's available so far below.
We'd love to hear from you if you have ideas for future resources we might be able to create, or if you know of other great resources available which we could sign-post, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know that there is more flexibility to introduce new and different texts to your students through the English Language GCSE. Therefore we're planning to release a series of resources based on fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts, the first of which you can download below. These resources include practice exam papers based on an extract from the book, videos of the author reading the extract aloud and talking about the book, interactive activities you can run with your class, and the chance to request a free class set of the book.
Penguin Talks is our existing programme which takes our authors into secondary schools, or more recently live streamed from their homes, to talk to young people about issues they care about – from grime artist Stormzy on finding your voice, to how to prepare for the squiggly world of work. We’ve pulled out a few of these events which are particularly relevant to Lit in Colour below, but you can explore the full programme of talks on offer here.