Breaking New Ground


Breaking New Ground is a project celebrating British writers and illustrators of colour who are creating stories for children and young people, launching at London Book Fair 2019 with a new booklet featuring over 100 contemporary creators.

30,000 copies of the booklet will be distributed to every school in the country, as well as to librarians, festivals, venues, publishers, agents and all key people working in this sector of literature.

This latest iteration of Speaking Volumes’ Breaking Ground series is created in partnership with specialist children’s literature organisations BookTrust and Pop Up Projects. Both organisations will be coordinating activites taking place throughout 2019-20 to make positive changes for contemporary writers and illustrators, to support their careers, offer them opportunities and generally help

You can read the new booklet below, and check back to find out the progress of the project.