Famous people

Arctic Hero The Incredible Life of Matthew Henson by Catherine JohnsonBooks on famous black people

Great African Americans in Sports
Pat Rediger

Profiles of sporting legends such as Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Carl Lewis, Jesse Owens and Arthur Ashe.

Great African Americans in Film
Janice Parker

African Americans in the film industry such as Cicely Tyson, Richard Pryor, Denzel Washington, John Singleton, Dorothy Dandridge and Morgan Freeman.

Great African Americans in History
Carlotta Hacker

Profiles of African Americans in history such as Mary McLeod (civil rights activist), Harriet Tubman (railway conductor and social reformer) and Matthew Henson (explorer).

Arctic Hero: The Incredible Life of Matthew Henson
Catherine Johnson

Matthew Henson battled fear, frostbite and freezing winds to be the first man to reach the North Pole.

Benjamin Zephaniah
Verna Wilkins

Growing up poor and on the move, Benjamin Zephaniah didn't tap into his true potential as a writer until he had sunk into the depths of despair.

Halle Berry
Liz Gogerly

This book follows Halles rise to fame from being a cheerleader, a beauty queen, and a model to being a Bond girl and an Oscar-winning actress.

Jesse Owens
Phillip Steele

How Jessie Owens changed the face of world athletics, the impact of his success at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and his reaction to the civil rights movement of the 1960's.

Malorie Blackman
Verna Wilkins

An illustrated biography of one of the most successful children's authors in the UK.

Mary Seacole
Sam Godwin

Lost and hungry, a young orphan boy, Omar is found by Mary Seacole. Mary has gone to the Crimea to nurse the soldiers. With Omar's assistance, she goes to the battle front to tend the wounded and dying.

Muhammad Ali
Jon E. Lewis

A biography of the flamboyant fighter who was the first boxer to win the world heavyweight championship three times.

Out of India
Jamila Gavin

Born to an Indian father and an English mother, Jamila Gavin grew up in two different worlds.

Oprah Winfrey
Gini Holland

A biography of Oprah Winfrey: her aims and achievements.

Venus & Serena Williams
Madeline Donaldson

Two of tennis's most outstanding players.