Monday, January 22, 2018

Young, Gifted and Black by Jamia Wilson

Downloaded through Netgalley to read for an honest review.
Score: 4/5

Description: Meet 52 icons of colour from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement – from figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, to cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams. Strong, courageous, talented and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream… whatever it may be. 


 What I love the most about this is the way it incorporates the fun fonts, color, drawings and you can still read it so easily. The more fancier fonts incorporated into the story aren't overbearing so kids aren't struggling through this font or missing a lot if they have to skip it to move forward.

I love the expansion of not just Americans (which I thought this was going to be) listed here and not one particular job or success story. We have athletes, millionaires, singers, actors, chess players, author and activists, etc.

Fantastic to have in your library, especially, for any biography needs.

The art is beautiful, vibrant and simply fun to look at. While I usually like biographies to have pictures of the actual person but I make an exception to this one. I loved the letter at the beginning of the book as well. 

It's simply lovely all around. It has a nice mix of well known and new faces for students or your children reading at home. 

This is released February 1st, 2018

Originally Posted Here 

Have you read this? What did you like about it? What did you not like about it? Would you read it again?


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