Young, Gifted and Black
Young, Gifted and Black
Young, Gifted and Black

Young, Gifted and Black

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"...to be revisited again and again...The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist..." -The New York Times

Meet 52 icons of colour from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational black achievement. This is a collection of stories about change makers to inspire and empower the next generation.

Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colourful and celebratory illustrations.

Inspired by Nina Simone's song "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," this beautiful book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day heroes.

Meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams.

All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and changemakers from around the world, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream... whatever it may be.

The 52 icons:

Mary Seacole, Matthew Henson, Ava Duvernay, Bessie Coleman, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cathy Freeman, George Washington Carver, Malorie Blackman, Harriet Tubman, Mo Farah, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jesse Owens, Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles, Katherine Johnson, Josephine Baker, Kofi Annan, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Brian Lara, Madam C.J. Walker, Yannick Noah, Maurice Ashley, Alexandre Duma, Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Simone Biles, Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Pele, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Naomi Campbell, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Shirley Chisholm, Steve McQueen, Zadie Smith, Usain Bolt, Wangari Maathai, Mae Jemison, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nicola Adams, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Misty Copeland.

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
  • ISBN: 9781786039835
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Dimensions: 276 x 235 mm

Dispatch Times

**During August we will not be dispatching orders on a Friday. Orders placed after 3pm on Thursdays will be dispatched on the following Monday. We will be back to normal in September**

We aim to process an dispatch orders as soon as we can. To ensure same-day dispatch please place your orders before the times stated below:

  • Monday: 1pm
  • Tuesday: 1pm
  • Wednesday: 11am
  • Thursday: 1pm
  • Friday: 11am
  • We do not process any orders on Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holidays

Some items may come direct from the manufacturers in which case we cannot guarantee same day dispatch.

UK Delivery

  • Standard UK delivery (Royal Mail 2nd Class or equivalent) - £3 or FREE with orders over £40
  • Express Delivery (Royal Mail 1st Class or equivalent 1-2 days) - £6.50
    NB:
     This is a next working day service. So Friday orders will not arrive until Monday, and orders placed over the weekend will not be collected until Monday, so will arrive on Tuesday.
  • Heavy /Bulky Item - £6.50 If your order includes heavy or bulky items you may need to pay our Heavy/Bulky rate. This includes a courier Express service.

Eco Packaging Option

We are currently trialling an 'Eco Packaging' option. If you select this option your delivery will be packed with card and paper only - no plastic. This option costs 25p due to the increase in packaging costs. (We'll hopefully make this cheaper if we get good take up!)

Notes:

  • For bulk or heavy orders we may need to charge additional delivery costs.
  • Express Delivery is not always available for certain addresses in Scottish Highlands.
  • Express Delivery is usually a Next Day service - but it depends on the delivery address
  • The Express delivery option does not deliver on a Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holidays. So your order will be delivered on the next working day. Please place orders before the timings above to ensure a next day service.

International Delivery

**We have currently stopped all international deliveries due to Covid-19. We hope to reinstate these again soon.**

European Delivery:

  • Standard Service (Royal Mail or Hermes): £15 (Up to 6 working days)
  • Express Courier Service (DHL or alternative): £30 ( 2-4 working days)
  • *If a product is over 2kg or bulky we may need to increase this charges

Rest of the World:

  • United States: Express Delivery 2-3 Days (DHL) - £35
  • Canada: Express Delivery 3-4 Days (DHL) - £40
  • Japan: Express Delivery Up to 5 Days (DHL) - £40
  • Malaysia: Express Delivery up to 5 Days (DHL) - £40
  • Hong Kong: Express Delivery up to 5 Days (DHL) - £40
  • If there are any destinations you'd like us to ship to, please contact us
  • *If a product is over 2kg or bulky we may need to increase this charge.

Notes:

  • Next day deliveries need to be placed before 1pm, otherwise they will be send the following working day.
  • Will will aim to ship orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday the same day.
  • During busy periods order can take up to 2 days to be dispatched.
  • We do not dispatch on weekends or UK bank holidays.
  • Orders placed after 1pm will be dispatched the next working day - including Next Day Delivery orders.
  • We usually use Royal Mail, DHL, UPS or Hermes, depending on the size and location of the order. We reserve the right to change the courier depending on the item and location.
  • Tracking information is not always available.

Direct from supplier deliveries: 

Some of our products are shipped directly from the supplier - usually due to their size. If this is the case you may receive your order in split packages. Even if your order arrives straight from a supplier, your sale is with Little Nutkins, so please contact us with any queries. We hope you won't experience any loss in service when an item is sent direct from the supplier - but if you do please contact us immediately.