Young, Gifted and Black Too: Meet 52 More Black Icons from Past and Present

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About the Author

Jamia Wilson joined Random House as an executive editor in 2021, and is the former executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. An activist and writer, Wilson has contributed to New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Today Show, CNN, BBC, Teen Vogue, Elle, Refinery 29, Rookie, and The Guardian. She is the author of Young Gifted and Black; Baby Young, Gifted, and Black; Step Into Your Power; and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers. She is also a co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries and wrote the introduction and oral history to Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World.

Andrea Pippins is an illustrator, designer, and author who has a passion for creating images that reflect what she wants to see in art, media, and pop culture. Her vision is to empower people of color with tools and inspiration to create and tell their own stories. She is the best-selling creator of the coloring book I Love My Hair and the interactive journal Becoming Me. Her clients include O: The Oprah Magazine, Scoop Magazine, Family Circle, The Huffington Post, Bustle, Free People, Lincoln Center, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Andrea is based in Stockholm, Sweden.


"The unique range of this ­biographical collection makes it a must-have..."--School Library Journal, Starred Review
"...provide[s] a clear idea of how each [figure] has made their mark on history."--The School Librarian
"The tales in this uplifting sequel to Young, Gifted and Black will engage young readers and encourage children with a BAME heritage to feel proud, positive and part of a global community."--BookTrust
"This follow-up to 2018's Young, Gifted and Black showcases a brand new selection of 52 Black heroes to celebrate, learn from and discover, featuring figures such as foot-baller Marcus Rashford, sculptor Edmonia Lewis and poet Gwendolyn Brooks."--The Bookseller