NEW BOOK | ALISON HAMMOND RELEASES NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK ‘BLACK IN TIME’ ON A MISSION TO SHED LIGHT ON THE UNSUNG HEROES OF BLACK HISTORY

Hiya! Alis­on Ham­mond here! I love get­ting to know all about dif­fer­ent people and I’ll tell you a secret … Some­times people we don’t know much about are the most inter­est­ing of all! Which is really what this book is all about.

Let me ask you a ques­tion: How many Black people can you name from our his­tory? Mary Seacole? Ira Ald­ridge? George Brid­getower? Pablo Fanque? Wal­ter Tull? Have you heard of these people?

Yes? That’s great! But if you haven’t, don’t worry, you’re not alone, which is why I’m so excited to tell you all about them. Because the people in this book should be totally fam­ous giv­en the AMAZ­ING things they’ve done! And we’re not going to stop in the past, I’ll intro­duce you to people mak­ing waves right here and now!

From sportspeople to sci­ent­ists, act­iv­ists to musi­cians, politi­cians to writers, we’re going to meet a whole bunch of AWE­SOME people who have helped shape the world we live in. So, are you ready for a jour­ney Black in time?? Course you are, let’s go!

Join Alis­on Ham­mond on a jour­ney through­out his­tory as she delves into the lives of influ­en­tial Black Brit­ish fig­ures with the help of Emma Norry. Through an inform­at­ive and enter­tain­ing com­bin­a­tion of fact files, nar­rat­ive stor­ies and inter­views, Alis­on explores their impact on our soci­ety to show young read­ers how Black His­tory is Brit­ish his­tory.

Fea­tur­ing people from the world of sci­ence, sports, the arts, polit­ics and more, read­ers will meet a host of excit­ing Black Bri­tons – all who have done incred­ible things yet remain largely unknown. The book also fea­tures inter­views with Black Bri­tons of today, with the likes of Nic­ola Adams and Mal­or­ie Black­man shar­ing views on Black Brit­ish his­tory and what we can learn from it.

Out 9th June (Puffin Books) 

Pur­chase your copy here 

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Mark Mukasa
Mark is a South London based writer and avid fan of all things hip hop. He's also an MMA and history enthusiast who tries to keep his love of anime under wraps.