The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander illustrated by Kadir Nelson - Andersen Press £6.99
From New York Times bestselling-author Kwame Alexander comes this powerful and important ode to black history. The book is told as a poem and celebrates the strength and bravery of everyday people. Wonderful illustrations and page after page of fabulous inspiration from some of the world's greatest artists, athletes, and activists.
Tusk, Tusk by David McKee - Andersen Press £6.99
This book was one of my favourites as a kid, I simply relished in the gloriousness of a load of elephants battling it out in a bizarre forest. It wasn’t until I was a bit older that I recognised the importance of the message that lay (not so subtly) underneath.’ OLIVER JEFFERS
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes – Mem Fox & Helen Oxenbury Walker Books £6.99
All over the world, babies are different. Yet in some ways they are very much the same: each one has ten little fingers and ten little toes - to play with, to tickle, to wave. And each child is very, very special to its parents…
In this beautiful debut picture book, Lupita Nyong'o creates a heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad - Andersen Press £7.99
This is a very important story about Asiya’s first day of hijab that echoes out into a universal story of new experiences and the unbreakable bond shared by siblings.
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold Bloomsbury £6.99
This Book is Anti-Racist Tiffany Jewell - Frances Lincoln Children's Books £8.99
Published in January 2020 this book feels even more important than ever from American author and activist. The publisher has just decided to offer the e-book at the reduced price of £1.99 until the end of June. ALL profits made from ebook sales will be donated to a relevant UK charity. The book was inspired by questions of identity from Tiffany's bi-racial kids and by her own increasingly popular ABAR teachings. The book aims to equip children, and their parents, with the language and ability to understand racism, and ultimately eradicate it.
Age group: 9-11 years
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf Orion £6.99
Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense. It won The Blue Peter Book Award in 2019 and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019.
The Tunnels Below by Nadine Wild Palmer Pushkin Children's Books £7.99
This richly imaginative debut introduces us to a brilliantly resourceful heroine. Weird and wonderful creatures are found in the underground world of the London Tube where a magical community exists... it will change your thinking of the London Underground forever.
Age Group: YA
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas Walker Books £7.99
"Despite the darkness of its subject, this convincing, compelling and empathetic book is sometimes funny, too. Enlightening about the Black Lives Matter movement, and the need to speak out, it is also important." Nicolette Jones