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Black History Month books for children and young adults
October is Black History Month(this will open in a new window), and the perfect time for readers of all ages to delve into books about Black history. This book list includes a wide range of engaging and informative reads – featuring picture books, children's fiction, graphic novels, YA non-fiction and more.
We also have a list of Great reads for Black History Month for older readers and adults.
Looking for more information? Take a look at Black History Month UK(this will open in a new window), The Black Curriculum(this will open in a new window) campaign, and the Black History Month UK's resource pack(this will open in a new window).
Shazleen Kha Warren Pleece Freedom Bound
Vashti Harrison Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Alex Wheatle Cane Warriors
Ibram Kendi Jason Reynolds Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Vashti Harrison Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History
Frederick Joseph The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person
Catherine Johnson Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story
Dapo Adeola Hey You!: An empowering celebration of growing up Black
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