ETHOS

Once upon a time…
A story! A story! Let it come, let it go…
Beyond seven mountains, beyond seven rivers…

Stories connect us to each other. They shape the way we grow and develop and love and learn by giving us an insight into situations and characters we otherwise wouldn’t encounter in our everyday lives. Just take these story openings from around the world. All the wisdom of the ages has been distilled into these small, unassuming phrases.

So imagine if you couldn’t see yourself in any of the books you were reading. If the characters or situations had almost no connection to your experiences or your understanding of the world. Imagine believing you could only be a princess if you had blonde hair and blue eyes, or that you could never aspire to greatness if your mum cooked callaloo rather than a Sunday roast.

At Lantana Publishing we seek to redress this imbalance by working with authors and illustrators from a wide range of cultures and nationalities to create children’s books that all children can enjoy.

‘How can children in our schools see themselves, experience the other, find a connection with their roots, learn that difference is not so different? It’s books…from bold new publishers like Lantana that will open such doors.’ – Ferelith Hordon, International Board on Books for Young People

 


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