|No Outsiders campaign|
Every year more families consist of parents who are of the same gender. And education builds bridges. As Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman puts it, “Children need to know that some people have two mummies or two daddies.
All primary schools now must teach about different family types, including LGBTQ+ families. We strongly think ALL primary schools should have reading material that normalises families where two parents are of the same gender, books that feature trans or non-binary characters, books that truly reflect our society.
If you agree and want to help make this happen please donate here to send either Eve’s New Brother or Ready for an Adventure to the school of your choice. Or we can choose a school on your behalf.
Eve's New Brother deals with the familiar-to-many story of a child meeting their new sibling. This story explores the emotions of Eve as she tries to accept this new small person and the difficulties she faces. The story is nestled among the tangible closeness Eve shares with her mothers. Her parents listen to her fears and encourage her to work around them, be patient and find a way to accept Stanley.
Eve's parents are two women. The whole idea behind us setting up Parakeet Books was to create inclusive books featuring diverse characters with all genders, ethnicities, and abilities represented. That includes different kinds of families too. The stories are not about the fact that the characters are 'unique' in anyway, but are standard kids adventures that just so happen to feature diverse families.
Whether skin is black or white or fair or dark, usually it is all one colour. You might notice that Gabby has white patches on her skin. This is called vitiligo. Vitiligo is not dangerous. It’s not catching. It’s just there. Anyway, this story is not about vitiligo. This story is about Gabby and Molly having an adventure...
Best friends and sisters, Gabby and Molly have got a free day to do what they please... Great let’s have an adventure!
“Essential learning without feeling didactic. A joyful, funny adventure with beautiful illustrations. Children will love it and I did too!”
Matilda Tristram, writer and director on many children’s animations including Peppa Pig