Young, Gifted & Black


This inspiring anthology invites young readers to discover and celebrate key black figures in history. Taking its name from a Nina Simone song, this beautifully illustrated book presents a host of outstanding individuals who’ve realised amazing achievements in their respective fields.


Among the fifty-two people we meet are household names such as Oprah Winfrey and Beyoncé alongside hugely important historical heroes and heroines. While some are familiar – Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, for example – we also meet lesser known names such as Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmental activist, and Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space.

A wonderful book which celebrates inspirational black figures through the ages and inspires the next generation of black changemakers.