Books

Here is a flavour of just some of the many books we love…

Hats of Faith book cover

Hats of Faith
Medeia Cohan

Iqbal and his ingenious idea book cover

Iqbal And His Ingenious Idea
Elizabeth Suneby

Julian is a mermaid book cover

Julian is a Mermaid
Jessica Love

Errol's Garden book cover

Errols Garden
Gillian Hibbs

Heather has Two Mommies book cover

Heather Has Two Mummies
Lesléa Newman

We're all wonders book cover

We’re All Wonders
R. J. Palacio

The Journey book cover

The Journey
Francesca Sanna

Toad Attack book cover

Toad Attack
Patrice Lawrence

a kids book about racism book cover

A Kids Book About Racism
Jelani Memory

All My Stripes book cover

All My Stripes
Shaina Rudolph
Danielle Royer

 

The Proudest Blue book cover

The Proudest Blue
Ibtihaj Muhammad

It feels good to be yourself book cover

It Feels Good To Be Yourself
Theresa Thorn

King & King book cover

King and King
Linda De Haan & Stern Nijland

 

Walter Tull comic cover

Walter Tull Comic
FURD Pioneers series

Chit-Chat-Shabbatt book cover

Chik Chak Shabbat
Mara Rockliff

The Big Book of Families book cover

The Big Book of Families
Mary Hoffman

The Boy at the Back of the Class book cover

The Boy at the Back of the Class
Onjali Rauf

Noor-Un-Nissa Inayat Khan book cover

Noor-Un-Nissa Inayat Khan
Sufiya Ahmed

 

We are all Born Free book cover

We Are All Born Free
Amnesty International

I am not a label book cover

I Am Not A Label
Cerrie Burnell

 

Young Gifted and Black book cover

Young Gifted And Black
Jamia Wilson

Queer Heroes book cover

Queer Heroes
Arabelle Sicardi & Sarah Tanat-Jones

Sofia Valdez Future Prez book cover

Sofia Valdez Future Prez
Andrea Beaty

 

The start of something big book

Hot air balloon series
Annahita de la Mare

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Where to buy books

Folkestone Books for change enjoyed working with Letterbox Library to purchase many of their books. They are a social enterprise workers co operative based in Hackney who have been working in Multicultural and diverse books for children since 1983. They provide discounts for members and each book is reviewed by a panel and many rejected, so you know that representation really matters to them. They sell books in age range and themes, you have full access after becoming a member.  They already supply books to schools, early years setting and families. Themes such as Gender Equality, Mixed Race Representation, Bullying, Black History, Refugees & Migration, Bereavement, Feelings, Fostering & Adoption, I Can Make A Difference!, LGBT, Making Friends, a unique child, Looking After The Planet, Family Break Up, Families, Peace & Conflict.

https://www.letterboxlibrary.com/index.html

We need to thank our local children’s book seller (amongst other lovely things) Moo Like a Monkey for their generosity and support to the Folkestone and Elham Books for Change campaigns. https://moolikeamonkey.com/

Independent children’s book shop directory UK: http://childrenreadingforpleasure.blogspot.com/2020/07/independent-childrens-booksellers.html

Other specialist bookshops include, but not exhaustive:

Housmans https://housmans.com/

New beacon books https://www.newbeaconbooks.com/

News from nowhere http://www.newsfromnowhere.org.uk/index.php

Roundtable https://www.roundtablebooks.co.uk/

The little books shop Leeds https://www.thelittlebookshopleeds.co.uk/

This is book love https://www.thisisbooklove.com/

Gay’s The Word http://www.gaystheword.co.uk

Moon Lane Bookshop Ramsgate https://www.moonlaneramsgate.com/

Bookshop.org https://uk.bookshop.org/

UK Bookshop https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/thecolourfulbookshelf

The Book Den, Hythe Bookshop https://the-book-den.business.site/

Afrori – Books of Black Origin https://afroribooks.co.uk/

Formy Books https://www.formybooks.com/

Thank you

Folkestone Books for Change have received donations from:

Tell A story spoons https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TellastorySpoons

Author Sufiya Ahmed of her book Noor Inayat Khan https://www.booktrust.org.uk/book/m/my-story-noor-un-nissa-inayat-khan/

Elliott’s amazing cycling fundraiser for two titles The Big Book of Families and Chik Chak Shabbat

Author Annahita de la Mare, Balloons stories. https://www.mdlmbooks.com/authors-and-illustrators

Partnered with FURD Football Unites Racism divides for the Walter Tull Comics. https://furd.org/


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