Who we are
Everybody has a right to discover literature and to create stories, irrespective of their socio-economic or cultural background, gender, sexual preference or mental and physical abilities. Yet not all of us have an equal opportunity to do so.
That is something the Europe-wide project Every Story Matters – making books more inclusive aims to change. We want to encourage the creation of more inclusive books for children and young adults, and to give book professionals (including publishers, librarians and editors) the tools and the strategies needed to become more inclusive and make diversity mainstream.
Together we can make a difference.
Events and activities
Our European platform for diversity and inclusion is up and running!
Every Effort Matters is a platform designed to unite book professionals and inspire them to exchange experiences and share tips that will help to build a more inclusive book industry.
A lot of diversity is still underrepresented in the literary sector and the stories it produces. We think we can do better. Whether you’re a librarian, an illustrator, a publisher or an organizer of literary events, you can share this commitment. Together we aim to create an inclusive book world, all the way from author to reader. Your contribution, large or small, can make a difference.
Join the movement! Subscribe to our platform, get inspired and share your tips!
Fellowship in Ljubljana
During Slovenian Book Fair
Dive deeper into the topic of inclusive children’s books! Every Story Matters is organizing a 3-day fellowship during the Slovenian Book Fair in Ljubljana.
B2B Event in Frankfurt
21 October 2021 15.00-17.30
During Frankfurt Book Fair
A networking and speed dating event for international publishers interested in the exchange of quality books for children and young adults with an emphasis on inclusion.
2020 - 2021
In 2020 and 2021, Every Story Matters organizes 15 workshops for librarians and teachers. In various libraries in Portugal, we will focus on bibliodiversity.
Meet our writers & illustrators!
One of the core activities of Every Story Matters is a talent development programme guiding 6 upcoming writers and illustrators in the creation of their first inclusive children’s book.
In this video, you’ll get to know our talented creatives and their experience with our project.
Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, the planned networking event by Every Story Matters at the Bologna Book Fair 2021 couldn't take place in live form.
Instead, we brought you two fascinating online lectures with experts who will tell you more about different aspects of diversity and inclusion, how to understand these concepts and how modern technology can help us put them into practice.