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 - R.J Palacio

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

All My Stripes
Shaina Rudolph
Danielle Royer


The Proudest Blue - Ibtihaj Muhammad and Hatem Aly

The Proudest Blue
Ibtihaj Muhammad

It feels good to be yourself book - Theresa Thorn and Noah Grigni

It Feels Good To Be Yourself
Theresa Thorn

King & King book - Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland

King and King
Linda De Haan & Stern Nijland


Walter Tull Comic

Walter Tull Comic
FURD Pioneers series

Chit-Chat-Shabbatt - Mara Rockliff and Kyrsten Brooker

Chik Chak Shabbat
Mara Rockliff

The Great Big Book of Families - Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith

The Big Book of Families
Mary Hoffman

The Boy at the Back of the Class - Onjali Q Rauf

The Boy at the Back of the Class
Onjali Rauf

Noor-Un-Nissa Inayat Khan - Sufiya Ahmed

Noor-Un-Nissa Inayat Khan
Sufiya Ahmed


We are all Born Free

We Are All Born Free
Amnesty International

I am not a label book - Cerrie Burnell and Lauren Baldo

I Am Not A Label
Cerrie Burnell


Young Gifted and Black - Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins

Young Gifted And Black
Jamia Wilson

Queer Heroes - Arabelle Sicardi and Sarah Tanat - Jones

Queer Heroes
Arabelle Sicardi & Sarah Tanat-Jones

Sofia Valdez Future Prez - Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

Sofia Valdez Future Prez
Andrea Beaty


The start of something big

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.

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.

Independent children’s book shop directory UK:

Other specialist bookshops include, but not exhaustive:


New beacon books

News from nowhere


The little books shop Leeds

This is book love

Gay’s The Word

Moon Lane Bookshop Ramsgate

UK Bookshop

The Book Den, Hythe Bookshop

Afrori – Books of Black Origin

Formy Books

Thank you

Folkestone Books for Change have received donations from:

Tell A story spoons

Author Sufiya Ahmed of her book Noor 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.

Partnered with FURD Football Unites Racism divides for the Walter Tull Comics.