Scope and Foundling Museum target authors to promote disabled role models

National disablilty charity Scope is set to launch a campaign this week to encourage authors to create more disabled role models for young people in literature.

'Girl Picking Apples': painting by Quentin Blake
'Girl Picking Apples': painting by Quentin Blake

The charity has worked with The Foundling Museum and a host of children's authors to create an exhibition that represent young characters with a variety of conditions.

Illustrators involved include Quentin Blake and Jane Ray.

Support also comes from renowned children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson who said: 'It must be hard for a disabled child searching for someone who looks exactly like them. It's wonderful that this exhibition of beautiful vibrant artwork puts all children in the picture, going about their normal happy everyday lives.'

The exhibition opens on Thursday and runs until 27th September.

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