Introduce your baby or toddler to Black history, culture, and achievement with this new board-book edition of Young, Gifted and Black , designed especially for the youngest generation. Includes a mirror at the back so young dreamers can see themselves next to their heroes.
Meet 20 icons of colour from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement - a collection of stories about changemakers to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of changemakers. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colourful and celebratory illustrations .
Written in the spirit of Nina Simone's song "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," this vibrant book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day icons and heroes. Meet figureheads , leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Zadie Smith and Serena Williams.
All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and changemakers from around the world, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to discover what they too can achieve. 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.
Praise for the hardback edition
"...to be revisited again and again...The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist..." -The New York Times
"...diverse collection of iconic figures...vibrantly illustrated...beautifully crafted volume..." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"...exuberant...exquisitely designed...a launching point for more discoveries." -School Library Journal, Starred Review
"A luminous and diverse tribute to black movers and shakers across the centuries." -Publishers Weekly
For readers 9-12, check out Step Into Your Power and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers , by the same author-illustrator team.
JAMIA WILSON is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. She is a leading voice on feminist and gender justice issues whose words have appeared in and on the New York Times , The Guardian , BBC News, The Today Show , CNN, The Washington Post , Elle , Teen Vogue anMore about Jamia Wilson
ANDREA PIPPINS is an illustrator, designer, and author who has a passion for creating images that reflect what she wants to see in art, media, and pop culture. Her vision is to empower people of colour with tools and inspiration to create and tell their own stories. She is the best-selling creator of the colouring book I Love My Hair and theMore about Andrea Pippins