Young, Gifted and Black

Totally uplifting. Let’s celebrate black awesomeness! Black isn’t just beautiful. Black is powerful. Black is smart. Black is shaking up the world – and always has! Now this book lets you meet 52 icons of colour who dared to chase their dreams and take on the world. Leaders and activists such as Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks. Cultural and sporting heroes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams. And key scientists and pioneers including aviator Bessie Coleman and Arctic explorer Matthew Henson. Like, did you know that a black man was probably the first person to reach the North Pole? If that’s a no, that’s exactly why you need this book!

  • A joyous tribute to black achievement past and present
  • 52 icons of colour in short profiles and glorious colour art
  • Written by Ted Prize winner/social activist Jamia Wilson
  • Inspires readers of all backgrounds to chase their dreams

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