This is an eye-catching anthology that celebrates the inspirational achievements of fifty-two trailblazing black women and men, including artists, sports legends, scientists and activists among many others. Each page contains a short biography of an influential figure, perfectly accessible in language and length to suit primary-aged children. The text on each page is set against a brightly-coloured background containing a dynamic portrait of the featured individual, accentuated by colours and patterns - such as crowns and stars - that add to the celebratory feel of the book. Many of the biographies mention, without being militant, ways in which each figure overcame prejudice and followed their dreams.
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