Black History Month
First marked in the UK in October 1987, as part of African Jubilee Year, Black History Month is a recognition of the heritage, culture, and achievements of Black Britons. This year’s theme, ‘Proud to Be’, is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and celebrates the personal stories and diverse legacies of black and brown people in the UK. From firebrand fiction to cultural history, and from political manifestos to inspiring books for children, we're celebrating classic works and contemporary triumphs from the best Black authors and commentators.
The Best of 2021
Black British History
Our best books on the Black British experience.
Our best books on a pioneering generationOur best books on the pioneering Windrush generation
Boasting contributors from Doreen Lawrence to David Olusoga, Henry and Ryder's wide-ranging and urgent anthology highlights the vital benefits that Black Britons bring to society and the crucial importance of eradicating systemic racism.
Reading for Change
Books for Allies and Activists.
Our best biographies and memoirs about Black lives.
Illuminating and absorbing, Black Spartacus is a definitive new biography of Toussaint Louverture – a revolutionary slave hero, military mastermind and the first leader of the independent Black state of Haiti.
Our top Black history books.
The American Experience
Our top books on Black lives in America.
Published as a book for the first time, this dynamic coming-of-age story and online sensation chronicles the charismatic Keisha as she navigates love, ambition and the challenges and dreams of her inner-city community.
Young Adult Fiction
Our best Teen and YA novels by Black writers.
Our best books for younger readers by Black writers and illustrators.
Marcus Rashford has proven himself to be a remarkable role model for the nation’s children, and now he delivers an inspirational volume to help develop the game-changers and ethical crusaders of tomorrow.
Young, Gifted & Black
Our best books for children on Black history and diversity.
The respected historian has provided a fascinating new foreword to The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano. Here is an extract.
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