Sadé Book Club - Summer Reading List 2021

Sadé Book Club - Summer Reading List 2021

Sade books club summer reading list 2021

A note from the Editor in Chief 

Must-reads, old classics and family favorites, we wanted this Summer Reading List to showcase stories written and illustrated by amazing people of colour. School is out, holidays are about to begin and ice cream eating is going to be a thing. Whether you're traveling or staying at home this list will keep you busy. 

We would love to hear your favorite reads, list them below! Have a super awesome summer break…

Peace Sadé x

Sade book club summer reading list 2021 - Early years

Early Years

  1. Later  Author: Curtis Ackie Illustrated by: Constanza Goeppinger. Formy Books
  2. Get Up Stand Up  Author: Cedella Marley Illustrated by: John Jay Cabuay
  3. Look Up Author: Nathon Bryon Illustrated by: Dapo Adeola Puffin Books
  4. Baby Young, Gifted, and Black with a mirror. Author: Jamia Wilson Illustrated by: Andrea Pippins Wide Eyed Editions 
  5. My Hair Author: Hannah Lee Illustrated by: Allen Fatimaharan Faber
  6. Full, Full, Full of Love Author: Trish Cooke Illustrated by: Paul Howard Walker Books

Sade book club summer reading list 2021 - Middle Grade

Middle Grade 

    1. Amari and the Night Brothers  Author: BB Alston Harper Collins
    2. When Life Gives You Mangoes  Author: Kereen Getten Pushkin Books
    3. Ways to Grow Love  Author: Reneé Watson IIIustrated by: Mechal Roe Bloomsbury
    4. Queen of Freedom Defending Jamaica Author: Catherine Johnson Pushkin Books
    5. A Glasshouse of Stars  Author: Shirley Marr IIIustrated by: Kathrin Honesta Usborne
    6. Space Detectives Author : Mark Powers Illustrated by: Dapo Adeola Bloomsbury


Sade book club summer reading list 2021 - Ya/Teen


  1. The Dark Lady Author: Akala  Hachette
  2. This Poison Heart Author: Kalynn Bayron  IIIustrated by: Raymond Sebastien Bloomsbury 
  3. Love Is a Revolution Author: Reneé Watson IIIustrated by: Bloomsbury
  4. Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel  Author: Jason Reynolds IIIustrated by:   Danica Novgorodoff  Faber 
  5. Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs Author: Jeffrey Boakye IIIustrated by:  Ngadi Smart
  6. Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers  Author: Michelle Obama Puffin 

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