Brilliant books (for kids) by Black authors

By Sharna Jackson

Brilliant books (for kids) by Black authors

By Sharna Jackson

Black Artists Shaping the World celebrates twenty-six artists creating some of the most exciting and important work today. In its pages, you'll meet the artists and discover how their art shapes and shares their opinions of our world. 


Some of the artists you may know already and some may be new to you, but all of them are brilliant at making us look, making us think about art and life. They work in many different ways and explore all kinds of ideas.


To celebrate the book being in the world, I wanted to shine a light on other excellent Black writers and creators. Here are ten stunning titles, created for children. 

Black Artists Shaping the World

Sharna Jackson

£14.99 £14.24

Focusing on twenty-six Black artists, my book, written in collaboration with Dr Zoé Whitley will open your eyes, mind and inspire you on your own creative journeys.

The Ultimate Art Museum

Ferren Gipson

£29.95 £28.45

Ferren Gipson has created a magical museum in a book – 40,000 years of work in one wondrous space.

We're Going to Find the Monster

Malorie Blackman and Dapo Adeola

£7.99 £7.59

Two of my favourite people – Malorie Blackman and Dapo Adeola – have created a classic adventure of family and fun.

Splinters of Sunshine

Patrice Lawrence

£7.99 £7.59

A riveting road trip to solve a mystery – and repair a relationship. Patrice Lawrence is a UKYA queen.

The Upper World

Femi Fadugba

£7.99 £7.59

An incredible sci-fi story set in South London – and across time. The Upper World, starring Daniel Kaluuya, is coming to Netflix soon! Exciting!

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel

Jason Reynolds and Danica Novgorodoff

£12.99 £12.34

A haunting and heartbreaking graphic novel about the community, choices and circles of violence.

Cane Warriors

Alex Wheatle

£7.99 £7.59

Cane Warriors follows Moa, a young boy who fights for his freedom on a plantation in eighteenth-century Jamaica. This historical novel is based on a true story.

Amber Undercover

Em Norry

£6.99 £6.64

Amber smashes an Escape Room experience, then finds herself part of The Agency. This is a fast-paced and funny book.

The Black Flamingo

Dean Atta and Anshika Khullar

£8.99 £8.54

This novel, told in verse, is a brilliant book about a boy understanding who he is and his place in the world.

The Met Faith Ringgold: Narrating the World in Pattern and Colour

Sharna Jackson and Andrea Pippins

£9.99 £9.49

Illustrated by Andrea Pippins and written by me, this book charts and celebrates the life and work of Faith Ringgold, an American mixed-media artist, activist and legend.

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