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Atinuke –Baby Goes to Market

Ashok Banker, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat –I Am Brown 

Nathan Bryon, illustrated by Dapo Adeola- Look Up! 

Joseph Coelho– If all the world were…

Joseph Coehlo, illustrated by Robyn Wilson-No Longer Alone

Niki Daly –Jamilla’s Dress  

Hannah Lee, illustrated by Allen Fatimarahan- My Hair 

Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw- Lulu’s First Day

Lupita Nyong’o, illustrated by Vashti Harrison-Sulwe 

UKLA BLM Book Covers 7-10+


Kwame Alexander –The Crossover

Atinuke, illustrated Onyinye Iwu –Too Small Tola 

Kereen Getten-When Life Gives You mangoes  

Catherine Johnson-Race to the Frozen North

SP K-Mushambi – Mysterious melody  

Jason Reynolds- Patina  

Jason Reynolds- Sunny 

Nic Stone.-Clean Getaway  

UKLA BLM Book Covers - Info 3-14+

Information Books 3-14+

Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson –The Undefeated  

Atinuke, illustrated by Mouni Feddag.-Africa, Amazing Africa  

Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk- Counting on Katherine

Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Cozbi Cabrera- Exquisite: The Life and Poetry of Gwendoline Brooks  

David Olusoga-Black and British: A Short Essential History

Jamia Wilson Young- Gifted and Black 


Elizabeth Acevedo –The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo- Clap When You Land

Dean Atta illustrated by Anshika Khullar –The Black Flamingo

Bessora and Barroux – Alpha

Malorie Blackman – Crossfire

Malorie Blackman – Noughts and Crosses

Louisa Reid –Gloves Off 

Jason Reynolds – For Everyone

Jason Reynolds – Look Both Ways 

Nikesh Shukla – The Boxer 

Nic Stone –Dear Justyce

Nic Stone –Dear Martin  

Angie Thomas – The Hate You Give 

Angie Thomas – On the Come Up

Benjamin Zephaniah – Refugee Boy


Chinua Achebe-Things Fall Apart

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- Dear Ijeawele

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-The Thing Around Your Neck

Maya Angelou-I know why the Caged Bird Sings  and her poem, Still I rise.

Dean Atta-The Black Flamingo

Candice Carty-Williams – Queenie 

Angie Cruz – Dominicana

Bernadine Evaristo-Mr Loverman

Bernadine Evaristo- The Emperor’s Babe

Bernadine Evaristo-Blonde Roots

Bernadine Evaristo- Girl, Woman, Other

Andrea Levy-Small Island

Andrea Levy-Long Song

Toni Morrison- Beloved 

Toni Morrison –The Bluest Eye

Lemn Sissay-My Name is Why

Zadie Smith –White Teeth

Alice Walker-The Colour Purple

Alice Walker: Possessed by the Secret of Joy

Benjamin Zephaniah- The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

Three ways for UK schools to improve their race relations now, Sonia Thompson

Download below: CLPE’s Reflecting Realities – Survey of Ethnic Representation within UK Children’s Literature published 2020

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