Black entrepreneurs books for kids from books of the future
Books of the Future, a collection of books published between 2007 and 2017, has been nominated for a prestigious prize at the 2018 British Library Awards, which are open to authors.
Black entrepreneurs books have been nominated as part of the British Library’s Literary Award, which recognises the best of the latest books in the fields of technology, digital publishing, creative publishing and literature.
The books include books by Black female writers, including Alice Walker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Malala Yousafzai, Naomi Klein, Yaron Brook and Emma Watson.
Read moreBlack women have long been recognised as an important and vital part of our society and have helped to create some of the most influential voices in popular culture.
The Black Entrepreneurs Association of the UK has campaigned for a black-led, diverse, inclusive and entrepreneurial economy and has been awarded the BAFTA Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship for 2016.
The awards ceremony, which takes place in London, will take place on 26 June 2018.
The BAFTA award recognises books that reflect the “uniqueness, diversity and potential of African-American and other people of colour, in a manner that enhances the public understanding of and respect for those who are different”.
The BCA, which has a membership of more than 7,000 people, said the prize was a great way to celebrate the diverse, talented and innovative people who have inspired its members over the past century.
“It is a great honour for us to be recognised for the work that we do to encourage and support people of all backgrounds, and that we have done in our lives,” BCA president Lola Tso said.
“Black women and black businesses have been a vital part in helping to transform our society, and the BCA is proud to celebrate this in the name of the Black Entrepreneur Association of Britain.”
The BFA has been a founding member of the Library’s Bicentennial Trust, which aims to support the future of the BFI and Bicentenary Libraries.BFI is the world’s largest organisation for the promotion of books and information about reading and reading in general, and has a branch in London.
Bicentennial Library, which opened in 1775 and was the first BFI branch in the UK, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the vision of creating a world free from illiteracy and books.
It operates a collection and exhibition centre in London with over 1,000 titles and exhibits including the National Bicentenaries Library and the British Reading and Literacy Centre.BFA said it was looking forward to celebrating the Bicentennials with the library’s staff and members, who will also be able to enjoy the exhibition catalogue and BFI’s curated programme of events.
“This is a hugely important year for us,” BFA said.
“Our annual fundraising event has already exceeded our previous fundraising campaign and we are delighted to have been recognised for our contribution to the BFA.”
The Library of Congress has selected books from Black entrepreneurs as part a series of awards for which it has identified “black entrepreneurs”.
Read moreThe BFI is a charity that promotes and supports the cultural and artistic achievements of African Americans, with a focus on books and the publishing industry.
The charity has been named to the 2018 Global Bicentenarians’ Library, a list of charities that have been recognized by the US Government to “make the world a better place for all people”.
Read the BBC News website’s book selection page for the full list of the 2018 Bicentens.
Read the BAI’s 2018 Book of the Year shortlist here.