As much as I love reading fiction stories with my kids, I’m also a huge fan of teaching them about real-life inspirational figures. From Little People Big Dreams to the Rebel Girls series, there are so many books out there that can really inspire young minds.
As it’s Black History Month there’s no better time to read the Little Leaders in Black History books. They’re absolutely brilliant!
Bold Women in Black History features the real-life stories of inspirations such as Rosa Parks, Shirley Bassey and Katherine Johnson. I love the diverse range of women within the book as it features scientists, athletes, singers and politicians.
Exceptional Men in Black History features stories from pioneering men such as Barack Obama, Paul Stephenson and Prince. Each one has an inspiring story to tell.
Each of the books contains these mini-stories for each person. Their stories fit onto one page and the accompanying pictures are really lovely. They’re eye-catching and bold – perfect for capturing the attention of little ones.
The books are aimed at children with a reading age of around 5-7 years but they’re lovely stories regardless of age. I’m 35 and enjoyed reading them! Whilst we’re not a family of colour, we do understand the importance of representation and regularly teach our children about black history. I, therefore, would recommend these books for any age, race or ethnicity.
To mark Black History Month I’m delighted to be able to offer you the chance to win your own copies of both Bold Women in Black History and Exceptional Men in Black History. Simply enter via the Gleam app below before 31st October 2021.
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