Black and British: an Illustrated History

by David Olusoga
illustrated by Jake Alexander & Melleny Taylor

Ref: 16910

Following on from Olusoga's adult text, there followed a KS2 chapter book, Black and British stocked by us. And now, we have this glossy, large and altogether generous, illustrated version. This pictorial version pulses with the beat of Black British lives across centuries of UK history from the Romans to Tudors to Stuarts to Georgians to Victorians to the World Wars to Windrush and today. Perfectly assembled for encyclopaedia geeks with archive photography and artefacts, glossary, maps, timelines, real and imagined portraits. Learn about the Tudor deep sea diver, Jacques Francis, Georgian poet Phillis Wheatley, abolitionist author Ottobah Cugoano and Black Victorian celebrity, Sarah Forbes Bonetta. But don't take it from us, take it from our 13-year-old reviewer, Maya: 'This book is absolutely amazing because it reverses the typical white ideal of the Romans and Tudors. I think that it should be in every school library and the materials should be incorporated into the curriculum.' 'This book should be in every school library' (Eileen, Former Primary Teacher, Letterbox Library reviewer). 'It's just brilliant. Really centres the UK Black experience, making it an essential part of our UK History' (Fen, Letterbox Library staff). Age 9-13, Hardback 78pp