Diversity can be explored from many angles. In this special event, we explore ways to support excellence in children’s literature, while broadening our perspective on how children and cultures are represented. Siobhan Parkinson is an award-winning Irish writer/translator, publisher (Little Island) and former Laureate na nÓg. Sarah Ardizzone is an award-winning translator, festival curator and journalist reporting on multicultural and multilingual issues. Raised in a Punjabi household in Leicester, author Bali Rai writes about teenage lives in multicultural, multi-racial communities in inner-city Britain. Alexandra Strick is a consultant in books and disability issues. She is co-founder of Outside in World (the UK organisation dedicated to books from around the world) and Inclusive Minds. Presented in association with Children’s Books Ireland.