Musical Truth: A Musical History of Moden Black britian in 28 Songs

by Jeffrey Boakye
illustrated by Ngadi Smart

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A completely unique gateway to British Black History. A playlist of 28 songs takes the reader on a musical journey from 1948 to the present day, from Lord Kitchener to Jords, from the Windrush to Black Lives Matter, taking in iconic bands and artists along the way, including: Musical Youth, Neneh Cherry, Skunk Anansie and Stormzy. Written by an English teacher and illustrated by the winner of the 2020 FAB Prize for Illustration. 'From Kitch's Windrush optimism to Jord's visceral defiance via John Barnes' rap, this clever and accessible book connects the dots of UK Black History through music' (Patrice Lawrence, author). The Jhalak Children's & YA Prize Shortlist 2022. Age 9-18, Paperback 206pp