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Write a letter to the head teacher of your children's school and stress the importance of including Black History as part of the curriculum.
When a child reaches Year 10 and becomes a young adult, their relationship with different cultures through the curriculum is removed. 'I know Why The Cage Bird Sings', by Maya Angelou, was one of the options which could be taught for GCSE English until 2014. It was then removed, as was the category of prose from different cultures and replaced by modern works from Britain. Of the eleven books which make up this new section not one is written by a black author. Not one. Let that sink in.
This is what needs to change. If you read the blurb of one of the texts you may think differently. 'Pigeon England', on the surface, is about an 11 year old Ghanaian immigrant, however, the author is a 44 year old white man from Leeds. I have to question the attempt of including an inclusive text here based on this choice. I have nothing against this book for the record. Although I feel, there are wonderful Black British authors who could have been included as part of this eleven book list.
This is just one of the changes we need to be fighting for. Our focus needs to be on the younger generation.