by Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins - £7.99 Wide Eyed Editions (2021)
hardback ISBN 13: 9780711261419 | ISBN 10: 0711261415
"There are so many things I am and can be...
There's a whole world waiting for me."
Introduce your baby to Black excellence with this lyrical board-book edition of Young, Gifted and Black. Includes a mirror at the back so young dreamers can see themselves next to their heroes.
Meet icons of colour from past and present in this baby board book celebration of inspirational achievement. A collection of positive, yet simple, affirmations to encourage the next generation. Highlighting the talent of Black leaders and changemakers from around the world, young dreamers will develop confidence, self-assurance, and self-belief.
Created in the spirit of Nina Simone's song "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers like Zadie Smith and athletes like Serena Williams.
Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of Black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colourful and celebratory illustrations.
All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read.
(Price & availability last checked: January 2021)
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In booklists: Empowering Black & Asian Girls and Young Women, Black and Asian Characters: Books for Babies and Toddlers, Baby and Toddlers' Books, In categories: Childrens & Teenage Books, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas,