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Black History

Black History Pack (Primary Key Stages 1 & 2)

Black History Pack (Primary Key Stages 1 & 2)

Selected by Letterbox Library

Ref: 12311

Every month should be Black History month! Famous for our Black History selections, this dazzling collection ...

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Price: £169.73
Arctic Hero: The Incredible Life of Matthew Henson

Arctic Hero: The Incredible Life of Matthew Henson

by Catherine Jones
illustrated by Seb Camagajevac

Ref: 588

On the ice he was a respected explorer but at home he faced racism and segregation. ...

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Price: £6.99
Art From Her Heart

Art From Her Heart

by Kathy Whitehead
illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Ref: 796

Stunning slice of Black History. A dazzling portrait of self-taught folk artist, Clementine Hunter, whose paintings ...

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Price: £12.99
Barack Obama: The Making of a President

Barack Obama: The Making of a President

by Dawne Allette

Ref: 863

A wonderful chapter book biography detailing Obama's extraordinary journey. Snappy Fact File boxes, full colour photos ...

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Price: £5.99
Black Stars: Benjamin Zephaniah

Black Stars: Benjamin Zephaniah

by Verna Wilkins
illustrated by Gillian Hunt

Ref: 16

Read about Benjamin Zephaniah's childhood, teenage years and emergence as a gifted poet, minstrel, performance artist ...

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Price: £5.99
Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

by Trina Robbins
illustrated by Ken Steacy

Ref: 1464

Action-packed non-fiction in graphic format. Read about the first black woman pilot and her riotous daredevil ...

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Price: £5.99
Britain's Black Olympians

Britain's Black Olympians

Edited by Jackie Ould-Okjie & Emma Britain

Ref: 12111

Sporting success is an area of achievement with a proud Black presence and history. This book ...

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Price: £15.00
Catching the Moon

Catching the Moon

by Crystal Hubbard
illustrated by Randy DuBurke

Ref: 1438

The story of Marcenia Lyle- the first Black woman to play for a professional baseball team. ...

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Price: £6.99
Charles Drew

Charles Drew

by Laura Purdi Salas

Ref: 1558

Learn about a medical pioneer Charles Drew and how his ideas saved many lives. A simple ...

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Price: £5.99
Child of the Civil Rights Movement

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

by Paula Young Shelton
illustrated by Raul Colón

Ref: 12080

Imagine growing up with the Jim Crow laws, Uncle Martin (Luther King Jr.), and Aunt Dorothy ...

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Price: £12.99
Black Stars: David Grant

Black Stars: David Grant

by Verna Wilkins
illustrated by Nick Spender

Ref: 11509

Read about David Grant, the chart-topping singer and coach for 'Pop Idol' and 'Fame Academy'. His ...

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Price: £5.99
Desmond and the Very Mean Word

Desmond and the Very Mean Word

by Archbishop Desmond Tutu & D. C. Abrams
illustrated by A.G. Ford

Ref: 12675

A wonderfully thoughtful story about bullying, friendship and the freedom of forgiveness, based on a real ...

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Price: £11.99
Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

by Mega Schoeneberger

Ref: 1500

Learn about the first lady of jazz and how she grew up singing gospel music. A ...

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Price: £5.99
Freedom Songs

Freedom Songs

by Trina Robbins
illustrated by Jason Millet

Ref: 10016

Fantastic historical fiction introducing the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman. Enslaved, 14-year-old Sarah knows she has ...

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Price: £5.99
Five Brave Explorers

Five Brave Explorers

by Wade Hudson
illustrated by Ron Garnett

Ref: 306

Great little first chapter book with large font. Meet the boldest, bravest and most brilliant of ...

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Price: £3.99
Five Famous Writers

Five Famous Writers

by Wade Hudson
illustrated by Ron Garnett

Ref: 577

Great little first chapter book with large font. Meet the most famous of Black heroes. Old ...

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Price: £3.99
Freedom on the Menu

Freedom on the Menu

by Carole Boston Weatherford
illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue

Ref: 1462

A wonderful account of defiant young people challenging racial segregation, as seen through the eyes of ...

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Price: £4.99
Harlem's Little Blackbird

Harlem's Little Blackbird

by Renée Watson
illustrated by Christian Robinson

Ref: 12477

"If my voice is powerful enough to stop the rain, what else can it do?" An ...

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Price: £12.99
In Her Hands

In Her Hands

by Alan Schroeder
illustrated by JaeMe Bereal

Ref: 1151

The early career of a pioneering sculptor and a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance. A ...

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Price: £14.99
The Hallelujah Flight

The Hallelujah Flight

by Phil Bildner
illustrated by John Holyfield

Ref: 11519

In 1932, despite facing dangerous prejudice and terrible weather, James Banning and Thomas Allen were the ...

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Price: £12.99
Jessica Ennis

Jessica Ennis

by Roy Apps
illustrated by Chris King

Ref: 12656

Exciting, pacey biography about someone with a dream and their subsequent breakthrough into world-class athletics. World ...

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Price: £5.99
Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes

by Simon Hart

Ref: 12471

A hero with super-fast legs! Kelly Holmes is a record-breaking athlete who, in 2004, became the ...

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Price: £8.99
Jay-Z

Jay-Z

by Jessica Gunderson
illustrated by Pat Kinsella

Ref: 12666

A modern icon who grew up in a Brooklyn housing project, has all his talents laid ...

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Price: £5.99
Knockin' on Wood

Knockin' on Wood

by Lynne Barasch

Ref: 308

'What an uplifting story- all pupils would love it!'(Schools Improvement Officer, Letterbox reviewer). The exhilarating story ...

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Price: £10.99
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

by Brigid Gallagher

Ref: 12669

A wonderfully in-depth portrayal of the man dubbed the "Black Poet Laureate". Complete with glossary, timeline ...

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Price: £6.99
Let Freedom Sing

Let Freedom Sing

by Vanessa Newton

Ref: 1420

From Rosa Parks to Barack Obama, a stylish, mixed media, introduction to Black History freedom fighters. ...

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Price: £10.99
The Life of Mary Prince

The Life of Mary Prince

by students from Plant Hill Arts College, Manchester

Ref: 1022

A glorious hero from the abolitionist movement. Mary Prince, born into slavery in the Caribbean in ...

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Price: £5.00
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

by Roy Apps
illustrated by Chris King

Ref: 861

Exciting, pacey biography about someone with a dream and their subsequent breakthrough into top-level motorsports. Seriously ...

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Price: £5.99
The Life of Stephen Lawrence

The Life of Stephen Lawrence

by Verna Allette Williams
illustrated by Lynne Willey

Ref: 12284

A new paperback edition, updated by the author. The very normal lives of Stephen and his ...

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Price: £4.99
Black Stars: Malorie Blackman

Black Stars: Malorie Blackman

by Verna Wilkins
illustrated by Virginia Gray

Ref: 22

Moving biography of the well-loved writer, 'determined to put black children into books' despite others discouragement ...

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Price: £5.99
Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson

by B A Hoena
illustrated by P. Miller & C. Barnett III

Ref: 12461

Race through the biography of a 19th century icon: a great Arctic adventurer. This vivid, dynamic ...

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Price: £5.99
Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion

Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion

by Michael Burgan
illustrated by R. Dominguez, B. Wiacek & C. Barnett III

Ref: 12457

Race through the biography of a 19th century icon: a truly courageous activist. This vivid, dynamic ...

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Price: £5.99
Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom

abridged by Chris Van Wyk
illustrated by Paddy Bouma

Ref: 957

!!<>!!!!<>!!English Assoc. 4-11 Shortlist 2010!!<>!!!!<>!! The official picture book edition of his bestselling autobiography. ...

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Price: £7.99
Olaudah Equiano Son of Africa

Olaudah Equiano Son of Africa

by Jackie Ould-Okojie
illustrations by Manchester school children

Ref: 396

This title has been made with Manchester school children and fills an important gap in available ...

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Price: £3.99
Pink and Say

Pink and Say

by Patricia Polacco

Ref: 1442

A page-turner of a story, commemorating Pinkus Aylee, an unsung Black hero of the civil war. ...

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Price: £4.99
Respect

Respect

by Michaela Morgan

Ref: 193

The true stroy of Walter Tull, the first black outfield player in professional football and the ...

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Price: £6.99
Black Stars: Rudolph Walker

Black Stars: Rudolph Walker

by Verna Wilkins
illustrated by Debbie Hinks

Ref: 11510

Read about this well know actor and star of East Enders. Another in the series of ...

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Price: £5.99
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

by Rolls Crescent's Year 6 children, Manchester

Ref: 747

The extraordinary life of a dual heritage, super-talented composer and musician, brought to you by a ...

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Price: £5.00
Sol Campbell

Sol Campbell

by Andy Croft
illustrated by Colin Howard

Ref: 533

A compelling accounts of a modern sporting hero. A poor boy, who grew up to ...

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Price: £5.99
Sporting Heroes

Sporting Heroes

by Ruth Redford

Ref: 12114

Interesting facts, secrets and never seen photos of some of the best-known British sporting heroes including ...

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Price: £5.99
Stompin at the Savoy

Stompin at the Savoy

edited by Alan Govenar
illustrated by Martin French

Ref: 9639

An oral autobiography based on interviews with Norma Miller, famed Harlem Renaissance dancer. Lively spirited text ...

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Price: £9.99
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

by Simon Hart

Ref: 12662

A hero with super-fast legs! Usain Bolt is a record-breaking athlete whose victories in races at ...

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Price: £8.99
When Marian Sang

When Marian Sang

by Pam Munoz Ryan
illustrated by Brian Selznick

Ref: 312

`Her voice left audiences weeping or in hushed awe...' From the prejudice that stopped her attending ...

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Price: £4.99
Women of the Harlem Renaissance

Women of the Harlem Renaissance

by Lisa Beringer McKissack

Ref: 1522

Packed full of facts and illustrated with photographs and artwork, this look at Black women of ...

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Price: £5.99
Young Pelé

Young Pelé

by Lesa Cline-Ransome
illustrated by James E. Ransome

Ref: 12014

A world champion's early days...How a poor, rock-kicking, Brazilian boy became a world champion football star ...

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Price: £6.99