A campaign has begun in Nottingham to acknowledge, recognise and celebrate children of all ethnicities and backgrounds.

#NCBetterBooks aims to supply every one of the 76 primary schools in Nottingham with 2,000 books with diverse characters and stories.

The Nottingham branch of Citizens UK and a charity which supplies support to the city’s vulnerable community, Matthew 25:40, are behind the project.

Jerome Edwards, a director of Matthew 25:40, said: “We had a conversation in 2020 based on race and education is one of the key factors.

Jerome Edwards, director of Matthew 25:40, one of the campaign’s organisers

“We understand it is necessary to change the stereotype that people have on race. We want to start in primary schools with books in the school library.

“Part of the reason is I’m black and never saw diverse books in primary school.

“Another was the conversation in which people worried about an equal society, especially after the unfortunate death of George Floyd.”

The campaign will end at the beginning of May 2021. Then there will be a sponsored walk in which people will be encouraged to walk from their local library to Nottingham city centre.