'In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.'
Little Martin grew up in a family of preachers. One day, a friend invited him to play at his house. Martin was shocked when his mother wouldn’t let him in because he was black. That day he realized there was something terribly unfair going on. Martin believed that no one should remain silent and accept something if it's wrong. And he promised himself that - when he grew up - he’d fight injustice with the most powerful weapon of all: words.
Not only does this book celebrate the life of an outstanding black person, it also shines a light on the racial injustices that he had to endure throughout his life because of the colour of his skin. This book can be used to start a conversation with your child on the injustices black people still face today. We have to educate a new generation to be anti-racist, so that in the future we can live in a fairer, more equal world. Black Lives Matter.
100% of profits from the sales of this book will be donated to two anti-racist charities. Both aim to tackle racism in the UK and create a society in which everyone has a chance to thrive and be treated with the respect that they deserve, regardless of the colour of their skin.
Click here to find out more about each charity and a list of black owned independent book shops in the UK which we urge you to support.
- Author: Vegara, Maria Isabel Sanchez & Degnan, Mai Ly
- Publisher: Aurum Press Imprints
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrated: Full colour illustrations
- Pages: 32
- Dimensions: 240x195mm
- Aimed at children ages 5-10