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Young, Gifted and Black

Young gifted and black

By Jamia Wilson


Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement—a collection of stories about changemakers to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of changemakers

Young, Gifted and Black

Author Jamia Wilson discusses her inspiration and motivation for writing the children's book Young, Gifted and Black.


'This is an essential book for inspiring even the tiniest children to face the world with boldness and self-belief.'

(The Observer)


'Readers from five to eight should be inspired by Jamia Wilson’s Young, Gifted and Black, with celebratory illustrations by Andrea Pippins.'



This inspiring, illuminating, stylishly accessible anthology invites young readers to discover and celebrate phenomenal forebears and contemporary catalysts, while encouraging them to blaze their own inimitable trails...with such a dazzling diversity of talents portrayed here (from writers, musicians, dancers and visual artists, to sports people, scientists and politicians), this book has much to inspire a real range of young readers.

(Lovereading4Kids Lovereading4Kids 2018-01-01)


'Covering a wide spectrum of gifts, talents and trailblazing feats, the book is brought to stunning life by Andrea Pippins' beautiful and distinctive illustrations...This is a beautifully-packaged, very accessible read and should serve as inspiration for a generation of young readers'

(Reading Zone)