About The Books

Although our book list is predominantly comprised of fiction books, each of our South Ayrshire Secondary schools has also recieved several copies of non-fiction titles. These books highlght the historical and modern problem of racism, the steps individuals and society needs to take to be anti-racist and how to affect change yourself.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Imbram X. Kendi
An important and compelling young readers adaptation of the National Book Award-winning title by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Adapted with award-winning author Jason Reynolds, this book chronicles the story of anti-black, racist ideas over the course of American history.

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell and illistrated by Aurelia Durand
20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing and give the reader the courage and power to undo it. Each lesson builds on the previous one allowing the reader to learn more about themself and racial oppression. An activity at the end of every chapter gets readers thinking and helps them grow with the knowledge.

Black and British: A Short, Essential History by David Olusoga
A children's version of the bestseller Black and British: A Forgotten History illustrated with maps, photos and portraits. Award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga gives an honest, informative and engaging account of Black, British history spanning the period from Roman Britain to the modern day.

Be The Change: A toolkit for the activist in you by Gina Martin
The law had let Gina down, and her first reaction was resignation. But something inside her had snapped. Gina was tired of accepting sexual harassment as a fact of life. Eighteen months later, she had changed the law and made upskirting a criminal offence. Now, Gina wants to empower you with the tools and courage to challenge

You Are A Champion: How to be the best you can be by Marcus Rashford and Carl Anka
Marcus Rashford MBE is recognised worldwide for his journey both on-and-off the pitch – but how did a boy from south Manchester become not only an International footballer but also one of the leading activist voices in the UK? In this inspiring, positive and practical guide, Marcus gives YOU the tools you need to reach your full potential and will show you that your possibilities really can be endless.

Wish We Knew What To Say: Talking with Children About Race by Pragya Agarwal
One for staff. Written by behavioural and data scientist, Dr Pragya Agarwal, Wish We Knew What to Say will help all parents, carers and educators give children the tools and vocabulary to talk about people's differences and similarities in an open, non-judgemental, curious way, and help them address any unfairness they might see or encounter.

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