Black History

Campbell Books

Illustrated by Jayri Gómez

Ages 2 to 5
16 September 2021
10 pages


Discover incredible black men and women from around the world in My First Heroes: Black History! Push, pull and slide the scenes to find out about Maya Angelou, Stormzy, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela, and be inspired by their incredible achievements.

With scenes to explore, fun facts to learn and bright, bold illustration by Jayri Gómez, this is the perfect introduction for inquisitive preschoolers to these amazing heroes.

The My First Heroes books have been endorsed and recommended by Dr Amanda Gummer’s Good Play Guide.

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The ‘My First Heroes’ books are a great way to engage little ones in reading, by making learning about inspirational people interactive and fun. The slides to push and wheels to turn provided lots of interest and our testers liked that the stories highlighted diverse and interesting lives. The stories and facts encouraged lots of discussion and questions, which is a great way for children to build their knowledge and communication skills. The interactive features also really helped children to feel like they were participating in the story, which is great for developing empathy and learning about identity.

This board book is designed with preschoolers in mind, with pull and slide scenes and bold, bright colours.
Children can discover information about black men and women pioneers from all over the world, and be inspired by their achievements. The book, which is written by Campbell Books and illustrated by Jayri Gomez, has been recommended as part of Dr Amanda Gummer's 'Good Play Guide'.

Poet Maya Angelou, rapper Stormzy and activist Rosa Parks will all be making a appearance in this celebration of black history.