From tales about brave kids and great friendships to unforgettable memoirs and true stories, we’ve rounded up our favourite books by Black children’s authors and illustrators.
Get ready for Mission Imagination – the new series of the Puffin Podcast. Each episode will whoosh you a way to a different magical world created by a fantastic Puffin author. Hosted by the hilarious Babatúndé Aléshé, alongside two young Puffineers, there’ll be a new adventure for each week of the summer holidays.
Children’s author and Puffin World of Stories ambassador Nathan Bryon has pulled together a selection of his favourite upcoming debuts and recent releases from new Black authors and illustrators. Get ready to make room on your bookshelf!
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse creator joins Dapo Adeola, Coralie Bickford-Smith, Jackie Morris and Vashti Harrison to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust.
Dapo Adeola is an award-winning illustrator and designer who creates characters and images that challenge expectations around race and gender in a fun and upbeat way. He is the co-creator and illustrator of bestselling picture book Look Up! - winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the number 1 debut picture book of 2019. London born and bred but of Nigerian heritage, when he's not busy cooking up new characters and adventures you can find Dapo running illustration and character design workshops with children or organising events to help highlight the possibilities of a career in illustration to underrepresented members of the Black diaspora.
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