Black and British: A short, essential history (Paperback)David Olusoga (author)
Revised and rewritten for younger readers, Olusoga’s insightful and invaluable history of the Black experience in the British Isles ranges from forgotten Africans in the Roman legions to the multicultural society of the present day.
Winner of the British Book Awards Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2021
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2020
A short, essential introduction to Black British history for readers of 12+ by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga.
When did Africans first come to Britain?
Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings?
Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution?
These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of the Black British history: from the Roman Africans who guarded Hadrian's Wall right up to the present day.
This children's version of the bestseller Black and British: A Forgotten History is Illustrated with maps, photos and portraits.
Macmillan Children's Books will donate 50p from every copy sold to The Black Curriculum.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 164 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 18 mm
For readers aged 12+, the book asks some thought-provoking questions and answers them in a smart and thorough style that will teach adults as much as it will children. We can see why it's been called a must-read.' - Evening Standard
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“Not Just For Children”
An excellent introduction to Black British History, this is something that the publishing world has been missing for many, many years. I really appreciated learning more about the huge gaps in British history that... More
“An essential read for all school children”
David Olusoga has produced this version of his well-known book ‘Black and British, A forgotten History’ for children at a time when it is essential more information is available for the younger age group.
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