'I started reading and couldn't put it down. A fascinating, essential, inclusive dive into British history. It's the kind of book I wish was available when I was a kid'
Joseph Coelho, Waterstones Children's Laureate
An eye-opening story of the history of Britain, focusing on a part of our past that has mostly been left out of the history books: Black British history.
From science and sport to education and law, celebrate the hard work of brilliant Black people from different backgrounds that have helped build Britain. Learn about key and complex historical topics such as the world wars, slavery, the industrial revolution, Windrush and the Black Lives Matter movement. This fascinating book will change everything you thought you knew about our green-grey isles.
Atinuke was born in Nigeria and moved to the UK when she was a child. Her first love was performing stories and she now pours her creative talents into writing children's books, such as the enchanting fiction series Anna Hibiscus (Walker). Her recent picture book, B is for Baby (Walker) was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. Many of her books, such as Africa, Amazing Africa (Walker), which won the 2020 School Library Association's Information Book Award, are inspired by the beautiful continent of Africa.
Kingsley Nebechi is a successful Nigerian-British artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in London. Inspired by African art, Kingsley is recognised for both his commercial and gallery work. He has worked with brands including Nike, BuzzFeed, Google and Sony and his artwork featured in Dapo Adeola's Hey You! (Puffin, 2021). Kingsley is a proud BLM activist, who has created powerful illustrations for this cause for the BBC and The Guardian.