For this term’s Discovery Story Time, all year groups at Southborough are reading books about significant figures and events in Black history. For fifteen minutes each day, our teaching assistants will be reading a Black History text from our Discovery Centre’s rich collection.
During Discovery Story Time, classes will be thinking about why it is important to read about Black history, and begin to make connections between the past and the present. Discussions will encourage pupils to be active and engaged members of society, aware of the interaction between past and present as it pertains to racial identity. The stories shared with classes celebrate the art, stories, cultures and influential figures within Black history.
Pupils will be reading our Discovery Story Time books whilst considering the following school values: perseverance, joy, hope and compassion. Classes will be thinking about these values and how they relate to the inspiring lives and actions of the real-life people featured in their books for the term.
Classes will be reading the following books:
Last Stop at Market Street by Matt de la Peña
Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser
Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall
Look Up! by Nathan Byron
Clean Up! by Nathan Byron
Coming to England by Floella Benjamin
Muhammad Ali by Isabel Sanchez Vegara
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
This is the Rope by Jacqueline Woodson
Ella: Queen of Jazz by Helen Hancocks
Bedtime Stories: Beautiful Black Tales from the Past by Wendy Shearer
To Liberty! by Catherine Johnson
Queen of Freedom by Catherine Johnson
Children of the Benin Kingdom by Dinah Orji