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Book of the Week: Young, Gifted and Black – Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

By Pathways

Black History Month Special

Written by Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins, published by Wide Eyed Editions (Quarto Knows)

A richly-illustrated book packed with stories of achievements by Black people from the past and the present. From world-renowned heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, to contemporary icons like Steve McQueen and Serena Williams, the book is a joyful celebration of spectacular Black people who have changed the world.

This is an excellent reference book for aspiring authors and illustrators who hope to write books about iconic people in a kid-friendly way. 

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