Woke Babies are driven to provide culturally diverse educational resources for children to build an empowering educational movement.
Dedicated to creating solutions within the children’s sector that nurture a new generation of future leaders.
We believe that when a child sees themselves in a positive light – being the heroes or heroines, astronauts and scientists, or simply as the focal point of a fantastic story – it creates the possibility for them to take up their space and step into their full potential.
We also recognise the importance of children from different cultures reading and seeing characters who differ from them, shedding prejudices from an early age to give all children the best possible start in life.
We provide monthly subscription boxes filled with diverse books and our unique educational activities to homes and schools.
When presented with the challenge of sourcing diverse books, most schools focus on purchasing books purely about historical and social issues.
Whilst history is extremely important, we believe that black children should also have the luxury of getting lost in a fun and engaging fictional story that features a black lead. It’s a known fact that self-image and well-being directly impact a child’s capacity to learn.
Woke Babies ultimately seeks to solve some of the universal problems identified, not just in the uk’s educational system; Where children do not have equal access to diverse books/ materials, by encouraging the inclusion of black and minority heroes in children’s books and resources globally.
The inclusion of diverse heroes continues to be a major problem within the uk as the latest figures from the centre for literacy in primary education show that just 15% of the children’s books published feature ethnic minority protagonists, and only 3% feature black heroes despite the fact that a third of the uk’s school population is from ethnic minority backgrounds. According to the latest government statistics published as of 5th march 2021, only 56% of black caribbean key stage 2 pupils meet the expected reading, writing, and mathematics standards.
Woke Babies aims to be the leading subscription service providing a solution to these issues. We provide children aged 0-11 with a monthly themed discovery box, which includes a selection of books featuring a black protagonist alongside uniquely designed woke babies learning resources and activities. We also work closely with schools in and around the uk providing diverse and inclusive books for their classrooms.
Meet the team
Diversity & Inclusion Lead