Talking About Slavery

Kwame Alexander author Dare Coulter illustrator


Publisher:Andersen Press Ltd

Published:2nd Feb '23


Available for immediate dispatch.

Unspoken cover

How do you tell a story that starts in Africa and ends in horror? About strength and pride and refusing to be broken? One that still hurts and still loves? A powerfully moving, poetic exploration of the story of slavery: from Africa to the tall ships, from back-breaking work in a strange land to resilience and eventual emancipation, Kwame Alexander tells the story that's hard to hear. Told through the lens of a teacher speaking to their young pupils, and in multiple art styles from award-winning artist and sculptor Dare Coulter, the story of slavery becomes one that you can tell with the bravery to lift your voice. A must-read for all children and adults alike, and the perfect companion to Kwame Alexander's award-winning picture book The Undefeated.

"A truly original and arresting work" * The Bookseller, Editor's Choice *
"Beautifully crafted and brutally honest, this [book] offers a thoughtful introduction to a necessary topic" * Booklist *
"With powerful art from a bold new talent, this [book] is a probing and sensitive take on a devastating chapter of U.S. history" * Kirkus *
"Coulter's mixed-media illustrations bring the text to life with a powerful combination of two-dimensional ceramic and polymer clay sculptures" * The Horn Book *
"Excellent and essential... This book is unforgettable" * School Library Journal *

ISBN: 9781839133398

Dimensions: 260mm x 260mm x 10mm

Weight: 515g

56 pages