Review: This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

Blurb: Who are you? What's your identity? How can you take action against racism? Learn about identities, true histories, and anti-racism work in 20 carefully laid-out chapters. This book is written so young people will feel empowered to stand up to the adults in their lives. This book will give them the language and ability to … Continue reading Review: This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

Review: The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

Blurb: Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London – the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran … Continue reading Review: The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

Review: Questions I am asked about the Holocaust by Hédi Fried

Blurb: There are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some questions that have no answer. Hédi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis snatched her family from their home in Eastern Europe and transported to Auschwitz, where her parents were murdered and she and her sister were forced into hard labour until the … Continue reading Review: Questions I am asked about the Holocaust by Hédi Fried

Review: You Goddess! by E Foley and B Coates

Blurb: Want to break free from what's holding you back? Channel the Norse warrior goddess Freyja. Feeling stressed? Turn to the playful Japanese goddess Uzume for a superheroine superboost. Tired of being nice? Meet the Irish goddess The Morrígan, a regal renegade who doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. In this irreverent guide, these fierce … Continue reading Review: You Goddess! by E Foley and B Coates

Black History Month: Kid’s Reading Recommendations!

If you've been following my Twitter account for a while, you'll know that I work on the Children's floor of a bookshop. It's brilliant job for several reasons, one of which is being able to make recommendations for young readers! This really comes into play when we celebrate events like Black History Month and it's … Continue reading Black History Month: Kid’s Reading Recommendations!

Review: What Would Boudicca Do? by E. Foley and B. Coates

Blurb: Modern life can be troublesome. There is only so much mansplaining, body shaming, playing 'nice' and being underestimated that a girl can take. In What Would Boudicca Do? we turn to the most celebrated women from history for advice; those sisters who were pioneers in science, politics, the arts and generally getting stuff done. With … Continue reading Review: What Would Boudicca Do? by E. Foley and B. Coates

Review: I Will Not be Erased edited by gal-dem

Blurb: Our stories about identity, about sexuality, about family, about love, about power. About growing up as people of colour. -- Title: I Will Not be Erased Editor: gal-dem Contributors: Yumna Al-Arashi, Samanthi Theminimulle, Nina Dahmani, Niellah Arboine, Sara Jafari, Kuchenga, Layale, Leah Cowan, Candace Lee Camacho, Liv Little, Kemi Alemoru, Kuba Shand-Baptiste, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff and Grace Holliday Publisher: Walker … Continue reading Review: I Will Not be Erased edited by gal-dem