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Bestselling author Malorie Blackman has teamed up with award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola to breathe new life into her original story Marty Monster. Intrepid adventurers Charlie and Eddie are off to hunt down the mighty monster aka their big brother! This fun tale is perfect for reading together at storytime. Written by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, this story of Sulwe gently introduces children to the concepts of colourism, self-confidence, and inner beauty. Stunningly illustrated by Vashti Harrison, Sulwe is the tale of a little girl who has a darker skin tone than her family and school friends.
All she wants is to be lighter, until one night she goes on a magical adventure, and her mind opens up to her natural beauty. The Dream Team: Jaz Santos vs. Jasmina Santos-Campbell is part of the Bramrock Stars. And Jaz is determined to help the team achieve fame and fortune, despite their differences.
The World is an uplifting tale about unlikely friendships, family, and proving to the world that girls can play football! Look Up! Rocket loves to look up at the stars. She wants to be an astronaut after all, just like her hero Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space. Packed with fun facts about meteors and space to satisfy those curious minds, this charming picture book is laden with gorgeous illustrations that will convince the most phone-mad kids to get excited about the natural world, just like Rocket. Challenging traditional gender norms, Look Up!
Poet and activist Amanda Gorman wowed the world when she delivered an inspiring poetry reading at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden in January And now Gorman, alongside illustrator Loren Long, has written a picture book that reiterates the hope and progress she spoke about that day. Change Sings tells the story of a young girl as she le a cast of characters on a musical journey and teaches them that they all have the power to make changes. Based on the Oscar-winning short film, this is the story of Zuri, her dad, and her hair.
Zuri's hair is beautiful, but it can have a mind of its own. For a special occasion, Zuri and her daddy need to work together to style her hair, and show that natural is brilliant! A wonderful book that celebrates the love of fathers and daughters, as well as putting black hair front and centre. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson Told through emotive poetry, Woodson reflects on the segregation in the South, her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement, and the joy of finding her voice through writing.
This touching autobiography is a must-read for everyone. Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied But then her grandmother in Sudan falls ill, so Layla and her family rush to be with her. Protests are beginning to emerge in Sudan too and Layla wants to get involved. Could her ideas help make a change? CJ and his grandma have just left church and are about to board the bus for their weekly journey across town.
Pig-Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman To be like all the other teenagers, doing normal things. From singer Ella Fitzgerald to abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman to poet Maya Angelou and so many more, this educational and inspirational book features biographies of forty trailblazing black women in history. They may not have always been accepted, but with their powerful voices, extraordinary actions, and unswayable beliefs, each one has made the world a better place for generations to come.
These brave, bold black women broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations — their stories demand to be told. How High the Moon by Karyn Parsons But whilst there, Ella discovers the secrets of her mother and the father she never knew — and her most unexpected family history. And upon her return to the South a month later, life changes even more with the news that her classmate has been arrested for the murder of two local white girls. Nothing will ever be the same…. Meet five amazing men and women from black history — they were exceptional, they were brave and they changed Britain for the better.
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