Value of Paper and Print

Campfire Stories

Small Fires is an organisation birthed from the imagination of Grace O’Hara and Paty Galán, and the alarming lack of diversity within picture books for children.

With less than 25% in 2018, featuring a character that wasn’t white or wasn’t an animal, these two incredible women have made it their mission to cherish the diversity of our world and are dedicated to reflecting all children in their publications. Their focus on multi-lingual products is driven by a desire to make their range as accessible as possible. Their latest initiative, Campfire Stories, is proudly supported by the City of Melbourne and is an ongoing monthly project that publishes short-form stories, championing print with their charming booklet style formatting.

Small Fires, 2023

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