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Empowering Black & Asian Girls and Young Women -

Related categories: Childrens & Teenage Books / Black, Asian & Other Diasporas /
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 46 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time by Saira Mir, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel
    Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time - by Saira Mir, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781534418882 | ISBN 10: 1534418881

    Little Leaders meets Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls in this gorgeous nonfiction picture book that introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard.  Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sulwe by Lupita Nyong
    Sulwe - by Lupita Nyong

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241394328 | ISBN 10: 0241394325

    From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within.  Sulwe's skin is the colour of midnight. She's darker than everyone in her famil ... more

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  • Cover image of book "I Will Not Be Erased": Our Stories About Growing Up as People of Colour by gal-dem
    "I Will Not Be Erased": Our Stories About Growing Up as People of Colour - by gal-dem

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781406386370 | ISBN 10: 1406386375

    Fourteen joyous, funny and life-affirming essays from gal-dem, the award-winning magazine created by young women and non-binary people of colour.   gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, is created by women and non-binary people ... more

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  • Cover image of book Look Up! by Nathan Bryon. illlustrated by Dapo Adeola
    Look Up! - by Nathan Bryon. illlustrated by Dapo Adeola

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241345849 | ISBN 10: 0241345847

    3 ... 2 ... 1 ... LIFT OFF.   Let science-mad chatterbox Rocket launch into your hearts in this inspiring picture book.   Rocket's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived!  But...&n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stories for South Asian Supergirls by Raj Kaur Khaira
    Stories for South Asian Supergirls - by Raj Kaur Khaira

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911271222 | ISBN 10: 1911271229

    50 fascinating stories to inspire the next generation of South Asian Super Women. 100% of author’s share of proceeds from book sales will be donated to charity.  Through the fascinating stories of 50 women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hair Love by Matthew Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison
    Hair Love - by Matthew Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241406427 | ISBN 10: 0241406420

    It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this story of self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters.  Zuri knows her hair is beautiful, but it has a mind of its own!  It kinks, coils, and curl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girls by Lauren Ace, illustrated by Jenny Løvlie
    The Girls - by Lauren Ace, illustrated by Jenny Løvlie

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781848578432 | ISBN 10: 1848578431

    Four little girls meet under an apple tree and form a bond that grows as they share secrets, dreams, worries and schemes. This beautifully illustrated tale charts the girls' lives through ups and downs and laughter and tears. Find out how their frien ... more

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  • Cover image of book Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan
    Watch Us Rise - by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526600868 | ISBN 10: 1526600862

    A stirring and unputdownable read about what it means to be a woman today. Perfect for fans of Moxie and The Hate U Give.   Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission. Sick of the way that young women are treated even at their 'progress ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson, Alphona Adrian, Jake Wyatt and Ian Herring
    Ms. Marvel - by G. Willow Wilson, Alphona Adrian, Jake Wyatt and Ian Herring

    £10.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781302916404 | ISBN 10: 1302916408

    Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation!   Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders by Kate Pankhurst
    Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders - by Kate Pankhurst

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408899274 | ISBN 10: 1408899272

    Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand new wildly brilliant and accessible book about incredible women in the world of work.  What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a BIG question that everyone is asked ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
    Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History - by Vashti Harrison

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241346846 | ISBN 10: 0241346843

    This beautifully illustrated book introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.   Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundar ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai by Hiba Noor Khan, illustrated by Rita Petruccioli
    The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai - by Hiba Noor Khan, illustrated by Rita Petruccioli

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241372753 | ISBN 10: 0241372755

    Malala Yousafzai is: A student A campaigner An inspiration Malala is known across the world for her bravery, resilience and hope in the face of terrifying adversity. From playing in the Swat Valley in Pakistan to making speeches at the U ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Am Enough by Grace Byers, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo
    I Am Enough - by Grace Byers, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780062667120 | ISBN 10: 0062667122

    We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it.  The perfect debut picture book for our times: a lyrical ode to self-confidence and kindness, for girls from every background and every colour, from Empire actres ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison
    Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World - by Vashti Harrison

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241346877 | ISBN 10: 0241346878

    Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold. They changed the world.  Did you know that WIFI was invented by a glamorous Hollywood star? Or that the first computer programmer was a woman born in 1816?   These amazing little l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls
    Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights - by Malala Yousafzai

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781526361592 | ISBN 10: 1526361590

    The extraordinary true story of a young girl's courage in the face of violence and extremism, and an incredible testament to what can be achieved when we stand up for what we believe in.   This illustrated adaptation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Power to the Princess: 15 Favourite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power by Vita Murrow, illustrated by Julia Bereciartu
    Power to the Princess: 15 Favourite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power - by Vita Murrow, illustrated by Julia Bereciartu

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786032027 | ISBN 10: 1786032023

    What if princesses didn’t always marry Prince Charming and live happily ever after? In this stunning anthology – elegantly presented in a red, clothbound hard cover with gold-toned metallic debossing – 15 favourite fairytales have been retold f ... more

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  • Cover image of book 101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World by Julia Adams, illustrated by Louise Wright
    101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World - by Julia Adams, illustrated by Louise Wright

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788287111 | ISBN 10: 1788287118

    Discover the lives of 101 trailblazing women and the remarkable things they achieved.   This book is packed with bitesized biographies of scientists, activists, leaders, athlts, artists, explorers, and many many more. From the celebrated to the ov ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
    The Colors of Us - by Karen Katz

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780805071634 | ISBN 10: 0805071636

    A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist's perspective.   Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhoo ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Know a Woman: The Inspiring Connections Between the Women Who Have Shaped Our World by Kate Hodges, illustrated by Sarah Papworth
    I Know a Woman: The Inspiring Connections Between the Women Who Have Shaped Our World - by Kate Hodges, illustrated by Sarah Papworth

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781317365 | ISBN 10: 1781317364

    Behind every great woman... is another great woman.   Here, the extraordinary achievements, relationships and secret histories of 84 pioneering women are revealed in inspirational stories which together show the indomitable strength of womank ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women by Louise Kay Stewart, illustrated by Eve Lloyd Knight
    Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women - by Louise Kay Stewart, illustrated by Eve Lloyd Knight

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781526300232 | ISBN 10: 1526300230

    Rule Breakers. Risk Takers. Rebel Women. Law Makers. A celebration of women standing up, speaking out and sticking together to battle inequality and win the vote.   If you loved Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Fantastically Great Women Who ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Would She Do? Real-Life Stories of 25 Rebel Women Who Changed the World by Kay Woodward
    What Would She Do? Real-Life Stories of 25 Rebel Women Who Changed the World - by Kay Woodward

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783122950 | ISBN 10: 1783122951

    Meet 25 of the most powerful and inspirational women of all time. From historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses, these are the incredible life stories of women from around the world to inspire and empower. Created by an all ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fantastically Great Women Who Made History by Kate Pankhurst
    Fantastically Great Women Who Made History - by Kate Pankhurst

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408878903 | ISBN 10: 1408878909

    Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Kate Pankhurst's hugely successful, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, number one best-selling children's non-fiction title in the UK market in 2017. Thi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek
    Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl - by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781126929 | ISBN 10: 1781126925

    Ferocious pirate Captain Firebeard his crew rule the high seas. But the dastardly pirates meet their match when they kidnap a small, feisty girl named Molly on the way to visit her granny!  Information for Grown-Ups: This book has a dyslexia- ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little People, Big Dreams: Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Marta Antelo
    Little People, Big Dreams: Rosa Parks - by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Marta Antelo

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786030177 | ISBN 10: 1786030179

    New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Rosa Parks, 'The Mother of the Freedom Movement', in this inspiring story.   In this true story of an inspiring civil rights activist, Rosa Parks grew up during seg ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O
    Princess Princess Ever After - by Katie O'Neill

    £11.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781620103401 | ISBN 10: 1620103400

    When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little People, Big Dreams: Maya Angelou by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Leire Salaberria
    Little People, Big Dreams: Maya Angelou - by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Leire Salaberria

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847808905 | ISBN 10: 1847808905

    In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.  The book fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barefoot on the Wind by Zoe Marriott
    Barefoot on the Wind - by Zoe Marriott

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781406333374 | ISBN 10: 1406333379

    A feminist reworking of Beauty and the Beast from a talented fantasy writer.  A magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in a fairytale Japan. A companion title to Zoë Marriott’s critically acclaimed Shadows on the Moon.   The ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, llustrated by David Roberts
    Ada Twist, Scientist - by Andrea Beaty, llustrated by David Roberts

    £10.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781419721373 | ISBN 10: 1419721372

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller   The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of cu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst
    Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World - by Kate Pankhurst

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408876985 | ISBN 10: 1408876981

    Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world.   Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the world we live i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Every Day is Malala Day by Rosemary McCarney with Plan International
    Every Day is Malala Day - by Rosemary McCarney with Plan International

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780263267 | ISBN 10: 1780263260

    Dear Malala, we have never met before, but I feel like I know you.   Malala Yousafzai is an inspiration. A young girl living in Pakistan, she was shot by the Taliban simply because she wanted to go to school. Since that moment, she has captu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Amazing Grace (25th Anniversary Edition) by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch
    Amazing Grace (25th Anniversary Edition) - by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847805935 | ISBN 10: 1847805930

    Grace loves to act out stories. Sometimes she plays the leading part, sometimes she is 'a cast of thousands.' When her school decides to perform Peter Pan, Grace is longing to play Peter, but her classmates say that Peter was a boy, and besides, he w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story by Michaela and Elaine DePrince
    Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story - by Michaela and Elaine DePrince

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571314478 | ISBN 10: 0571314473

    Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Malala: a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal: a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery by Jeanette Winter
    Malala: a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal: a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery - by Jeanette Winter

    £10.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781481422949 | ISBN 10: 1481422944

    Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the right to freedom and education in this inspirational nonfiction picture book from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter.   One country: Pakistan. Two children: Iqbal Masih and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girls, Goddesses and Giants: Tales of Heroines from Around the World by Lari Don
    Girls, Goddesses and Giants: Tales of Heroines from Around the World - by Lari Don

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408188224 | ISBN 10: 1408188228

    A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the su ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
    Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters - by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780547906041 | ISBN 10: 0547906048

    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a boycott that changed America. Harriet Tubman helped more than three hundred slaves escape the South on the Underground Railroad. Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anna Hibiscus
    Anna Hibiscus' Song - by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781406338416 | ISBN 10: 1406338419

    A beautiful, vibrant story, with rich colours and words that sing right off the page.   This is the first picture book featuring Anna Hibiscus and she is very happy in it! So happy, in fact, that she cant quite decide what to do with herself! ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hunter by Paul Geraghty
    The Hunter - by Paul Geraghty

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849393768 | ISBN 10: 1849393761

    One day while playing hunters in the hot dry African bush, Jamina finds a baby elephant whimpering besides its dead mother. As Jamina bravely helps the little orphaned elephant, she vows that she will never be a real hunter... ... more

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  • Cover image of book Destiny
    Destiny's Gift - by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, Illustrated by Adjoa J. Burrowes

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781600606441 | ISBN 10: 160060644x

    Destiny loves words, and her favorite place in the world is Mrs. Wade's bookstore, where words abound. On Saturdays, Destiny helps Mrs. Wade at the store, and at day's end they relax together, drinking tea and reading. Then one Saturday Mrs. Wade doe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway and Jude Daly
    Lila and the Secret of Rain - by David Conway and Jude Daly

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847800350 | ISBN 10: 1847800351

    For months the sun has burned down on Lila's Kenyan village. It is too hot to gather firewood, too hot to weed the garden, even too hot to milk the cow. Without rain the well will run dry and the crops will fail.   Lila is so worried that whe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Grace by Mary Hoffman, Cornelius van Wright, and Ying-Hwa Hu
    Princess Grace - by Mary Hoffman, Cornelius van Wright, and Ying-Hwa Hu

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781845076696 | ISBN 10: 1845076699

    Grace is back!   The girl from Amazing Grace who proved that you can be anything you want and that families are what you make them, now discovers that there's more more than one way to be a princess.   Grace has the chance to be a pri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch
    Amazing Grace - by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781845077495 | ISBN 10: 1845077490

    Grace loves to act out stories. Sometimes she plays the leading part, sometimes she is 'a cast of thousands.'   When her school decides to perform Peter Pan, Grace is longing to play Peter, but her classmates say that Peter was a boy, and bes ... more

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  • Cover image of book Checkmate (Noughts and Crosses, Book 3) by Malorie Blackman
    Checkmate (Noughts and Crosses, Book 3) - by Malorie Blackman

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780552551946 | ISBN 10: 0552551945

    Can the future ever erase the past?   Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mufaro
    Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale - by John Steptoe

    £6.99   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780140559460 | ISBN 10: 0140559469

    Mufaro's two daughters react in different ways to the King's search for a wife - one is aggressive and selfish, the other kind and dignified. The king disguises himself to learn the true nature of both the girls and chooses Nyasha, the kind and gener ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let the Circle be Unbroken: A story of love, courage and hope by Mildred D. Taylor
    Let the Circle be Unbroken: A story of love, courage and hope - by Mildred D. Taylor

    £7.99   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780140372908 | ISBN 10: 0140372903

    An unforgettable Logan family story. 'If I had my way I would put an iron padlock on time so nothing would ever have to change again.' Cassie Logan is growing up and beginning to experience life beyond the safe and lovong circle of her fami ... more

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  • Cover image of book Masai and I by Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
    Masai and I - by Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

    £5.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9780140548334 | ISBN 10: 0140548335

    A little girl learns about the Masai tribe at school and daydreams about what her life would have been like if she had been born a Masai.   Comparing her life and theirs she learns that their dignity is something that she can also acquire and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bein
    Bein' With You This Way - by W Nikola-Lisa & Michael Bryant

    £8.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9781880000267 | ISBN 10: 1880000261

    A beautifully illustrated exuberant rap on the differences between us (straight hair, curly hair; brown eyes, blue eyes; light skin, dark skin, etc). American publication but sentiments applicable anywhere. ... more

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