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2017 Easy Read Guide to Voting in the General ElectionThis week we’re focusing on what the political parties in the General Election 2017 stand for. You’ll be glad to hear that they have created easy read versions:

Liberal Party – has an easy read version, an audio version you can download in two parts and a Braille version you can download

Labour Party – has an easy read, Braille, large print and audio version all available on the same page

Green Party – has an easy read version, audio version to listen online. They have also divided up easy read versions to cover the environment, LBTIQA, women and youth and British Sign Language versions

Women’s Equality Party – has a downloadable easy read version

You may be wondering why we’ve not added ones for the Conservative Party and the UK Independence Party (UKIP). This is because none are yet available. Mencap is urging these parties to produce them on their website page General Election 2017 Easy Read Manifestos. They’ve also brought all the easy read ones together on the same page. We’ll update the post when ones become available.

Finally the BBC have a web page General Election  2017: Manifesto Guide on Where the Parties Stand that will guide you to what the parties think on particular issues.

Countries Around the World booksThis week the World Cup kicked off in Brazil. We’ve got a selection of colourful books on world cities which includes the World Cup host nation’s famous city Rio de Janeiro:

Global Cities: Rio de Janeiro by Simon Scoones

is part of a series published by Evans. They give you key facts about the history, transport, culture, economy, leisure, tourism and environment in the city. Plus an insider’s view on what it’s like to live there. We’ve also got from the series:

Global  Cities: Mexico by Edward Parker.

We all know there’s many nations taking part in World Cup. Raintree’s Countries Around the World series complements these providing a brief history of the country, information on the regions, animals, infrastructure and culture of the country. Plus they come with a timeline and key facts. We have:

Algeria by Lori McManus

China by Patrick Catel

Liberia by Robin S. Doak

Morocco by Nick Hunter

We got both of the series based on feedback from our students wanting more information about other cultures and countries.

Global Cities books