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Winner of the Book of the Year, Children's Illustrated and Non-Fiction at The British Book Awards, 2021

Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2020

A short, essential introduction to Black British history for listeners of 12+ by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga.

When did Africans first come to Britain?

Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings?

Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution?

These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of the Black British history: from the Roman Africans who guarded Hadrian’s Wall right up to the present day.

Macmillan Children's Books will donate 50p from every copy sold to The Black Curriculum.

©2020 David Olusoga (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Fantastic - For ADULTS AND CHILDREN!

Finished this book in an afternoon and want to especially thank the narrator for an excellent performance!

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Empowering read

A must read for those who want to learn about the contributions and experiences of our African ancestors.

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An excellent history

This book, though written for children, also works as an overview of Black British history from the Roman period to 2020, with insights into several named Black people and their lives. I listened to it one go through a morning and was fascinated and appalled in equal measure all the way through.

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Powerful

A very powerful and impactful account of the real black British history and it's legacy

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Fantastic

A great insight into the journey of black British people’s lives in the UK. Recommended, must read, know your history and value.🤩

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An absolute must read

Well written and read. Heart wrenching in the truth that we all need to learn about. Concise writing makes it easily accessible for all without diluting the facts.

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Great accessible summary

Well written and accessible review of a history we should not forget lest we repeat it. Easy to understand without dumbing key points down.

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Loved it!

Loved it, well read liked different voices and really accessible for children. Should be read by all

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An essential read

A perfect accompaniment to teaching off all areas of the primary history curriculum, Romans, Tudors, Victorians, world war 1 and 2. and Windrush and morden day. These stories should be told in our schools.

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  • 28-04-21

A great lesson!

I encourage everyone to read this book. It's an interesting rendition of a broader understanding of world history.