Top authors call for school libraries to be protected
The children's laureate and eight well-known children's authors are calling on the education secretary to ensure school libraries are preserved.
Goth Girl author Chris Riddell says in a letter to Justine Greening that many lack investment and need funding via a central government grant.
Supported by eight former children's laureates, Riddell is asking Ms Greening to set out required standards.
The government said it was up to schools to spend as they saw fit.
In his letter, Riddell, supported by authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Quentin Blake, said: " I have seen... read more
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