Young, Gifted and Black


This is an essential book for inspiring even the tiniest children to face the world with boldness and self-belief

Meet 52 icons of colour from the past and present in this collection of stories about change-makers to encourage, inspire and empower children young and old. Written in the spirit of Nina Simone’s song “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black,” this vibrant book is a perfect introduction figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams. All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Strong, courageous, talented and diverse, these extraordinary men and women’s achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream… whatever it may be. –The New York Times