As I watched with horror (once again) at recent events in America, I wondered what books do we have in the shop that may help to make sense of it all.... and worried about my role in ignoring the issue of racism in our society today. A quick scan of the shelves made me realise we do have a wide variety of books by authors from all over the world, which do, I hope, celebrate multiculturalism, challenge racism, and offer an opportunity to learn more. I'm not an expert... but here is a small selection of books for children and adults in Welsh and English, fiction and non fiction which I hope you may enjoy....
The perfect read-aloud story with joyous illustrations, this book celebrates diversity and inclusivity throughout and highlights how important togetherness is in our world.
Pobol Drws Nesaf
This story urges us not to criticise those who look and behave differently to us, and shows that we should respect everyone.
Aeth Mam-Gu i'r Farchnad
Come and fly to all corners of the world with Mam-gu, and help her to count from one to ten on her amazing shopping spree. An interesting story written in rhyme, with an enchanting picture on every page.
Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Rosa Parks tells the inspiring story of the 'Mother of the Freedom Movement.'
How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress, the part you're most fitted to play is `wife of a terrorist'? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you?
Long Way Down
Pressed our lips to the pavement and prayed the boom, followed by the buzz of a bullet, didn't meet us. After Will's brother is shot in a gang crime, he knows the next steps. Only when the lift door opens, Buck walks in, Will's friend who died years ago.
Hanes dirdynnol yr awdur yn ymchwilio ac olrhain hanes ei gyndeidiau o'r cipio o Affrig fel caethweision twodd i'r ganrif dwethaf efo , trais a chreulondeb hiliaeth yn gweu trwy'r cyfan.
Why I'm no Longer Talking About Race
A timely book by the journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge. This will challenge your prejudices and open your eyes!
Me and white Supremacy
Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of colour, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.
Girl Woman Other
Girl Woman Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .
Small Great Things
Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.
Things fall Apart
Another excellent novel. This time how white colonial intervention has a devastating effect on a community in Nigeria..
I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
The the first part of the autobiography of Maya Angelou, which is the history of her difficult childhood in the face of racism in the U.S.A.
The Book of Negroes
Based on a true story, Lawrence Hill's epic novel spans three continents and six decades to bring to life a dark and shameful chapter in our history through the story of one brave and resourceful woman.
A tortuous historical novel by experienced Welsh novelist. The story takes us to Penrhyn's magnificent castle and to the terrible plantations of Jamaica, as we follow the lives of two young girls, Dorcas and Eboni. This is a novel that attempts to get to grip with this shocking chapter in the history of mankind.
This is a very small selection to give you a taste of what we have in the shop. You can buy here , or contact us by e mail to ask about other books.