Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month by reading one or more of these books, written by Black Authors!
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman is the first book in a speculative fiction series set in an alternate modern Britain. (Recommended for year 9+)
Ghost by Jason Reynolds is about Castle Cranshaw, a naturally talented runner who is chosen to join an elite track team.
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson, Liz tries to be crowned prom queen in order to win scholarship money for university.
Rebound by Kwame Alexander, the prequel to The Crossover, is about Chuck Bell’s childhood in the late 1980’s and how he started playing basketball.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is set in a world where magic is forbidden and those who are descended from magical people are oppressed. (Recommended for year 9+)
A teenage boy is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit in Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam.
Blackout is collection of interlinked short romance stories co-written by six top Young Adult authors.
Justyce writes letters to Martin Luther King Jr. about his experiences of racism in Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Recommended for year 9+)
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi is about Jam, who learns that her city is not as perfect as it seems despite being told all her life that the angels eradicated every monster.
We would love to hear if any of you have read the books recommended above!
As always, thanks for reading!