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Black Stories Matter

Discover inspiring black men and women through history, from artists to inventors, in this beautifully illustrated biography collection.

 

Black Stories Matter feature biographies of famous and inspiring black people, celebrating their lives and achievements, and seeing how they’ve made a difference to change the world we live in. The books are ideal for readers aged 9 and above.

 

Activities

Find out more about the author J. P. Miller in the biography piece ‘From Reader to Writer’.

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Download our biography template below for students to research and create their own profile of a notable person.

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Groundbreaking Scientists explores the important contributions that black people have made to the field of science throughout history, as well as today. From astronomer and inventor Benjamin Banneker to agricultural science pioneer Dr Segenet Kelemu and father of the internet Philip Emeagwali, each has enriched our knowledge of the scientific world.

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Amazing Artists explores the contribution of black artists to world culture, from painters such as Jean-Michel Basquiat to writers like Malorie Blackman and inspirational musicians such as Stevie Wonder.

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Brave Leaders & Activists hails courageous black people through time who have stood up for what they believe in, from slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman to South African president Nelson Mandela, and from powerful peacemaker Kofi Annan to Neville Bonner, the first Indigenous Australian politician.

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Sporting Heroes hails the huge contribution of black sportspeople and athletes to the world of sports. From Jesse Owens to Nicola Adams, they have sprinted, kicked, fought and shot their way to glory, breaking down barriers and defeating prejudices along the way with their sheer talent and resilience.

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