Growing Up Black in Britain
Stories of courage, success and hope
Illustrated by Simone Douglas
What is it like to grow up Black or Black dual heritage in Britain? Stuart Lawrence, brother of Stephen Lawrence, talks to seven inspirational figures about their childhood experiences, as well as sharing insight into his own. This is a collection of courageous, thought-provoking and ultimately hopeful pieces set to educate and inspire young people. contributors include TV presenter Alison Hammond, Olympic gold medallist Kye Whyte and actress Lolly Adefopeempowering real-life stories for children aged 10+ bold page layouts that are stimulating and clear to read National Stephen Lawrence Day takes place on April 22nd each year, with the aim of creating a society in which everyone can flourish.
PRAISE FOR STUART'S DEBUT CHILDREN'S BOOK, SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION: "This book will change lives" - Marianne Levy, the i Paper "Silence is Not an Option: You Can Impact the World for Change is intended to empower all children irrespective of skin colour to demand a better society... Stephen Lawrence's brightness runs throughout the pages, along with Stuart's love for his brother" - Louise Carpenter, The Times Magazine
About the author: Stuart Lawrence is the younger brother of Stephen Lawrence, the young man who, on 22 April 1993, at the age of just 18, was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack. Stuart is an educator and motivational speaker, dedicated to helping to transform the life chances of young people.
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