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Black History: Books for Children and Young Adults -

Related categories: Childrens & Teenage Books / Black, Asian & Other Diasporas /
Related booklists: Africa - Books for Young Adults, Black History, Black and Asian America - Books for Young Adults, Black and Asian Britain - Books for Young Adults, 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 17 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins
    Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present - by Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786039835 | ISBN 10: 1786039834

    Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement — a collection of stories about changemakers to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of changemakers.   Jamia Wilson has carefully c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
    Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History - by Vashti Harrison

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241346846 | ISBN 10: 0241346843

    This beautifully illustrated book introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.   Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundar ... 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 The Story Of Civil Rights by Wil Mara
    The Story Of Civil Rights - by Wil Mara

    £4.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241315903 | ISBN 10: 0241315905

    Read the stories of the amazing men and women who fought for equality during the US Civil Rights Movement, including Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington, and Rosa Parks and the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott.   Learn all about ci ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fact Cat: Mary Seacole by Izzi Howell
    Fact Cat: Mary Seacole - by Izzi Howell

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781526303677 | ISBN 10: 1526303671

    A charming introduction to key curriculum topics for young children.   Find out about the life of Mary Seacole. Read about her childhood and discover how she learned about herbal medicines. Learn about her hotel and shop and find out how she h ... 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 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 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 Black History: African Empires by Dan Lyndon
    Black History: African Empires - by Dan Lyndon

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781445134390 | ISBN 10: 144513439x

    Black History is brought to life in this exciting and engaging series, bringing together events from early civilisations in Africa right up to modern-day life for black communities across the world.  The Black History series brings together a w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black History: Resistance and Abolition by Dan Lyndon
    Black History: Resistance and Abolition - by Dan Lyndon

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781445134468 | ISBN 10: 1445134462

    Black History is brought to life in this exciting and engaging series, bringing together events from early civilisations in Africa right up to modern-day life for black communities across the world. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black History: Arts and Music by Dan Lyndon
    Black History: Arts and Music - by Dan Lyndon

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781445134444 | ISBN 10: 1445134446

    Black History is brought to life in this exciting and engaging series, bringing together events from early civilisations in Africa right up to modern-day life for black communities across the world.  The Black History series brings together a w ... 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 Real Lives: Harriet Tubman by Deborah Chancellor
    Real Lives: Harriet Tubman - by Deborah Chancellor

    £5.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781408178393 | ISBN 10: 1408178397

    The amazing story of Harriet Tubman.  Born a slave in the Deep South of the US, she escaped via the Underground Railroad to the north, then went back and helped some 70 more slaves to escape, at great personal risk. She worked as a nurse for the ... 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 The Civil Rights Movement for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Mary C. Turck
    The Civil Rights Movement for Kids: A History with 21 Activities - by Mary C. Turck

    £14.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781556523700 | ISBN 10: 155652370x

    Surprisingly, kids were some of the key instigators in the Civil Rights Movement, for example, Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her elementary school gym that eventually led to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation dec ... more

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