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Black History Month

Little Leaders

For Black History Month we have put together a booklist of historical stories from Black History around the world.

From picture books to teen novels, spanning fiction and non-fiction, these books are bound to captivate and inform.

  • Look Up!

    Author: Nathan Bryon Illustrator: Dapo Adeola

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  • Look Up!

    Author: Nathan Bryon Illustrator: Dapo Adeola

    Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola’s charming picture book gifts us with a gorgeous character in Rocket, a girl whose passion for all th…

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  • A Medal for Leroy

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • A Medal for Leroy

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    A moving story of love, loss and discovering your identity, inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in …

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  • Coram Boy

    Author: Jamila Gavin

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  • Coram Boy

    Author: Jamila Gavin

    Coram Boy is the story of Toby, saved from an African ship as a child, and Aaron, the illegitimate son of the heir to a great esta…

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  • Grandad Mandela

    Author: Zazi Ziwelene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrator: Sean Qualls

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  • Grandad Mandela

    Author: Zazi Ziwelene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrator: Sean Qualls

    This insightful and uplifting picture book recounts the life of Nelson Mandela through the eyes of his great-grandchildren, Zazi a…

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  • Chains

    Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

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  • Chains

    Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

    A brilliantly told, exciting story, with a brave and dignified heroine, which reveals the complexities of this chapter of American…

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  • Pirates!

    Author: Celia Rees

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  • Pirates!

    Author: Celia Rees

    Pirates! traces the adventures of Nancy Kington and Minerva Sharpe as they sail the high seas, often fighting for their lives, in …

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  • The Fight

    Author: Norman Mailer

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  • The Fight

    Author: Norman Mailer

    Norman Mailer's The Fight focuses on the 1975 World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Kinshasa, Zaire, between Muhammad Ali and G…

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