Leila Berg: Writer, Rebel, Radical Educator
Leaning in with Leila Berg, a passionate advocate for the empowerment of children
Exploring Leila Berg's radical contribution to education and bettering the lives of children. A lively panel debate into the life of a woman, known as a rebel of her time. In 1968 Leila devised and launched the Nippers series of early readers books published by Macmillan, many of which she wrote herself. The series was born of her indignation at the exclusion of working-class and ethnic minority lives from children's books.
'She marvellously portrays the frazzling bewilderment that nearly all children suffer, remembers exactly how it felt to be locked into profound and terrifying ignorance.'