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52 Books – Black Lives in History and Fiction

As readers and book buyers, we make choices every day about what stories we choose to bring into our homes.  Take the time to look at the stories you read, the authors you buy, and the books you introduce to your children, and challenge yourself – how diverse is your bookshelf?

This list is by no means exhaustive – through my research I found many that are not available in the UK, or sadly out of print – but it’s a start. I plan to continue adding it and making it a living resource that grows and provides you with inspiration. There is hopefully something for every child here, no matter what their age – a mix of true stories, important messages, and books that do the important work of representing black people in literature.

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