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Discover the inspiring stories of iconic figures from Black British History in this informative, boldly illustrated collection of Black icons.

Learn the incredible untold stories of the people, places and journeys that shaped Britain, and be inspired to continue learning beyond the page.

In this brand new series from The Black Curriculum, discover inspiring stories about key figures from Black British History. Learn about Britain’s Black STEM heroes, like Dr Cecil Belfield Clark who changed medicine; incredible musicians from Evelyn Dove to Arlo Parks; sports stars who broke new ground, like Maurice Burton and Lewis Hamilton; and activists like Olive Morris and Claudia Jones who fought for their communities. Learn about the links between different legacies and how people from the past paved the way for modern day heroes. This book features a foreword from Lewis Hamilton, bright, bold illustrations, and extra information, including a timeline and glossary of key terms.

Explore key stories in Black British History alongside:

- Written by Lania Narjee with bold, colourful artwork by Chante Timothy that illustrates each person’s story. - Part of an eye-catching three-part series. - The book sheds light on forgotten stories from the past, as well as celebrating current stars like Stormzy and Marcus Rashford. - Text is accessible for children ages 8+ but the tone will continue to appeal to children up to age 16. - Empowering tone to inspire children to ask questions and continue their learning beyond the page. - Part of a bold, eye-catching three-part series. - Information is presented clearly in an engaging, accessible format. - Text is accessible for children ages 8+ but the tone will continue to appeal to children up to age 16.

Divided into four sections: Art, STEM, Sport, and Politics & Social Justice, the book inspires children to pursue their passions. Founded by Lavinya Stennet, the Black Curriculum is an organisation dedicated to promoting the learning of Black British history within schools, via workshops and free teaching resources. Black British history is currently not taught consistently in British schools, despite being recommended by reports such as the Windrush review and the MacPherson Report as a way of tackling racism. This series provides a resource to fill the gap and aims to support the work that the Black Curriculum is doing. The books will act as a resource in the classroom, as well as promoting independent learning. The bold illustrations from Black British illustrators, and age-appropriate text present the information in a fun and accessible way.

At DK, we believe in the power of discovery.

So why stop there?

The Black Curriculum – Legacies is a three-part series for children aged 8+ who want to learn more about Black British History, alongside teachers seeking to inspire children to learn more about the subject. Explore important sites in Black British History with The Black Curriculum – Places, and discover an inspiring collection of migration stories from Black British History with The Black Curriculum – Migrations.

Product Details

Catalogue number

2672 in Schools Catalogue 2024–25



Date published

August 4th, 2022

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  • 80 pages



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