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Black and Asian Lives: Books for Children and Young Adults -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 27 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Brilliant Black British History by Atinuke, illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi
    Brilliant Black British History - by Atinuke, illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi

    £12.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781526635716 | ISBN 10: 1526635712

    'This powerful, vividly illustrated book proudly reframes Black British history' The Guardian  '... a brilliant, fascinating history book' The Week Junior, Book of the Week  'I started reading and couldn't put it down. It's the kind ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
    Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History - by Vashti Harrison

    £7.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780241407165 | ISBN 10: 0241407168

    Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're exceptional. They changed the world.   Did you know that the father of African cinema was originally a bricklayer? Or that Vogue's editor-at-large read his first Vogue magazine in his local library? ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson by Katherine Johnson
    Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson - by Katherine Johnson

    £7.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781534440845 | ISBN 10: 1534440844

    An inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.   As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studyin ... more

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  • Cover image of book So Now You Know: A Memoir of Growing Up Gay in India by Vivek Tejuja
    So Now You Know: A Memoir of Growing Up Gay in India - by Vivek Tejuja

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9789353572693 | ISBN 10: 935357269x

    The year was 1991. Vivek was eight. He realized he was gay. Only he didn’t: he just figured that he wanted to be different. And that he was in love – for want of a better word – with Deepak, his best friend. Then Mast Kalandar released, with An ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
    The Undefeated - by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

    £6.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781783449293 | ISBN 10: 1783449292

    This is for the unforgettable. The unafraid. The undefeated.   From New York Times bestselling-author Kwame Alexander comes this powerful and important ode to black history: the strength and bravery of everyday people and the grit, passion, and pe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Somebody Give This Heart A Pen by Sophia Thakur
    Somebody Give This Heart A Pen - by Sophia Thakur

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781406388534 | ISBN 10: 140638853x

    From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a powerful first collection of poems exploring issues of identity, difference, faith, relationships, fear, loss and joy - and draws on her experiences as a young black woman.   Intricate, evoca ... more

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  • Cover image of book Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illustrated by Brittany Jackson
    Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment - by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illustrated by Brittany Jackson

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781534451865 | ISBN 10: 1534451862

    A New York Times bestseller!  A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry’s young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait.   When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sher ... more

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  • Cover image of book "I Will Not Be Erased": Our Stories About Growing Up as People of Colour by gal-dem
    "I Will Not Be Erased": Our Stories About Growing Up as People of Colour - by gal-dem

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781406386370 | ISBN 10: 1406386375

    Fourteen joyous, funny and life-affirming essays from gal-dem, the award-winning magazine created by young women and non-binary people of colour.   gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, is created by women and non-binary people ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai by Hiba Noor Khan, illustrated by Rita Petruccioli
    The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai - by Hiba Noor Khan, illustrated by Rita Petruccioli

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241372753 | ISBN 10: 0241372755

    Malala Yousafzai is: A student A campaigner An inspiration Malala is known across the world for her bravery, resilience and hope in the face of terrifying adversity. From playing in the Swat Valley in Pakistan to making speeches at the U ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little People, Big Dreams: Harriet Tubman by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illustrated by Pili Aguado
    Little People, Big Dreams: Harriet Tubman - by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illustrated by Pili Aguado

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786032898 | ISBN 10: 1786032899

    New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad conductor who 'never lost a single passenger.'   Little Harriet was born into slavery on a plantation i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls
    Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights - by Malala Yousafzai

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781526361592 | ISBN 10: 1526361590

    The extraordinary true story of a young girl's courage in the face of violence and extremism, and an incredible testament to what can be achieved when we stand up for what we believe in.   This illustrated adaptation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story by Catherine Johnson, illustrated by Katie Hickey
    Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story - by Catherine Johnson, illustrated by Katie Hickey

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781128404 | ISBN 10: 1781128405

    When orphan Matthew Henson ran away from his violent stepmother to find a new life in the big city, no one could have predicted that he would become the first man to reach the North Pole. A little luck and a lot of hard work led to a life of adventur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ballerina Dreams by Michaela DePrince, illustrated by Ella Okstad
    Ballerina Dreams - by Michaela DePrince, illustrated by Ella Okstad

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571329731 | ISBN 10: 057132973x

    One windy day, a magazine blew down the road. I reached out and caught it. A pretty picture of a woman was on the front cover of the magazine. She wore a short pink dress that stuck out around her in a circle. She looked very happy.   At the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little People, Big Dreams: Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Marta Antelo
    Little People, Big Dreams: Rosa Parks - by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Marta Antelo

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786030177 | ISBN 10: 1786030179

    New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Rosa Parks, 'The Mother of the Freedom Movement', in this inspiring story.   In this true story of an inspiring civil rights activist, Rosa Parks grew up during segrega ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little People, Big Dreams: Maya Angelou by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Leire Salaberria
    Little People, Big Dreams: Maya Angelou - by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Leire Salaberria

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847808905 | ISBN 10: 1847808905

    In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.  The book fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coming to England by Floella Benjamin
    Coming to England - by Floella Benjamin

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509835485 | ISBN 10: 1509835482

    A twentieth-anniversary edition of Floella Benjamin's classic memoir. Includes a new foreword by the author and some additional historical information. Beautifully illustrated by Michael Frith.   Floella Benjamin was just a young girl when she ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted a Million Trees by Franck Prévot, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty
    Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted a Million Trees - by Franck Prévot, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

    £13.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781580896269 | ISBN 10: 158089626x

    A tree is worth more than its wood.   Wangari Maathai said, “Trees are living symbols of peace and hope.” The trees that she and her Green Belt Movement planted are more than symbols, they are the result of the hard work of the women she e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gandhi for Kids: His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities by Ellen Mahoney
    Gandhi for Kids: His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities - by Ellen Mahoney

    £15.50   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781613731222 | ISBN 10: 1613731221

    With his wire-rimmed glasses, homespun cloths, and walking stick, Mohandas Gandhi is an international symbol of nonviolence, freedom, simplicity, and peace. Tracing Gandhi's evolution from a shy boy in India to a courageous, world-traveling spiritual ... more

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  • Cover image of book Inspirational Lives: Nelson Mandela by Kay Barnham
    Inspirational Lives: Nelson Mandela - by Kay Barnham

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780750293112 | ISBN 10: 075029311x

    Each book in this series is an individual biography of a person who is remarkable for their achievements and contribution to their time and industry.  The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the backgro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Real-life Stories: Malorie Blackman by Sarah Eason
    Real-life Stories: Malorie Blackman - by Sarah Eason

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780750290456 | ISBN 10: 0750290455

    Dip into the lives of today's celebrities and take a look at their rise to fame, what their daily life is like, and how they inspire young people.   Malorie Blackman is one of the most successful and prolific children's authors writing today. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Up You Mighty Race: An Introduction to Marcus Garvey by Dr. Adrian Mandara
    Up You Mighty Race: An Introduction to Marcus Garvey - by Dr. Adrian Mandara

    £4.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9789768245182 | ISBN 10: 9768245182

    The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaicas first National Hero, will long be remembered by Jamaicans and people from all corners of the world for the part he played in advocating black consciousness and his Pan-African stance.   This ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
    Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters - by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780547906041 | ISBN 10: 0547906048

    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a boycott that changed America. Harriet Tubman helped more than three hundred slaves escape the South on the Underground Railroad. Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
    Nelson Mandela - by Kadir Nelson

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780062246363 | ISBN 10: 0062246364

    One day when Nelson Mandela was nine years old, his father died and he was sent from his village to a school far away from home, to another part of South Africa. In Johannesburg, the country's capital, Mandela saw fellow Africans who were poor and po ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sadako
    Sadako's Cranes - by Judith Loske

    £12.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9789881512604 | ISBN 10: 9881512603

    A true story about grief, hope and the dark side of nuclear power. Beautifully retold and illustrated by Judith Loske Even today, children from all over the world fold paper cranes as a sign of peace and hope and send them to Hiroshima ... more

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  • Cover image of book Benjamin Zephaniah: My Story by Benjamin Zephaniah, illustrated by Victor Ambrus.
    Benjamin Zephaniah: My Story - by Benjamin Zephaniah, illustrated by Victor Ambrus.

    £7.50   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007336456 | ISBN 10: 0007336454

    Find out what it's like to be a famous poet, author and performer in this autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah.  Learn what it was like growing up in a house of seven children, meeting Nelson Mandela and how he sets about writing poetry, all ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Bejing by Clare Farrow and Guo Yue, illustrated by Helen Cann
    Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Bejing - by Clare Farrow and Guo Yue, illustrated by Helen Cann

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846865381 | ISBN 10: 1846865387

    Experience this coming-of-age tale that brings to life the time of the Cultural Revolution. A young boy growing up in the hutongs of China discovers the heartache of loving and having to let go when he captures a bird, only to discover that she will ... more

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  • Cover image of book How We are Smart by W. Nikola-Lisa, illustrated by Sean Qualls
    How We are Smart - by W. Nikola-Lisa, illustrated by Sean Qualls

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781600604447 | ISBN 10: 1600604447

    Musician Tito Puente. Ballerina Maria Tallchief. Explorer Matthew Henson. Congresswoman Patsy Mink. These are some of the people profiled in this book. They are well known for different reasons, but they also have something in common. They were all s ... more

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