Diverse Fiction, including Black and Asian perspectives
Teachers have a crucial role in educating children about the racial injustices of the past, and which continue to manifest in the present, enabling an understanding of the issues at stake and nurturing within all children a pride in their heritage. One of the ways in which we can support this is by recommending high-quality fiction so that children can find themselves in books and stories as well as use story to learn about the experiences and lives of others.
These are a selection of over 150 books suitable for children and teens in primary and secondary schools, categorised by the continent and country in which the book is set and by the race/ heritage of the main character(s) For more, or to discuss your requirements, please contact the Schools Library Service.
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Updated 7th May 2021 (2nd revision)
Fighting Racism list
A quick suggestions list of fiction and non-fiction for teachers.