World Book Night

World Book Night on 23rd April is a initiative to celebrate, encourage and share reading. There are a selection of books you can choose to join in with the big read, events around the country and you can even tune in online to join Bobby Seagull and guests live from the British Library.

Join us for the #ReadingHour from 7-8pm on 23 April. The aim of #ReadingHour is to encourage everyone to set aside time to dedicate to reading. This could be reading alone, reading to children at bedtime or listening to an audiobook as you prepare your dinner. You could host an online event during this hour, or even hold a reading group meeting. Take a photo and share what you're doing on social media using #ReadingHour to join in the national celebration and tag us @lamlibs on Twitter or @lambeth_libraries on Instagram, we would love to know what you’re reading!

This year the 2022 Quick Reads publications feature on the list. These are short books and great stories written by bestselling authors, perfect for less confident readers or people who are short on time. Find out more about Quick Reads at worldbooknight.org/books/quick-reads

Below are some of the books being given away in care homes, youth centres and many more community settings in time for World Book Night. Borrow one from the library to join in!

Black Writers Challenge

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Hardback:Black joy:2021. Hardback
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Adolescent. English
xviii, 395 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm
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Paperback:Black London:2021. Paperback
Author: Nanton, Avril, author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Inkspire,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes index. English
192 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 18 cm
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Hardback:Every leaf a hallelujah:2021. Hardback
Author: Okri, Ben, author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Head of Zeus,
Resource type: Physical
Note: "An Apollo book"--Title page verso. Juvenile. English
94 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 21 cm
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Paperback:Real one:2021. Paperback
Author: McKinney, L. L. author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: DC Comics,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
208 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm.
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0571368980
Hardback:Why Solange matters:2021. Hardback
Author: Phillips, Stephanie (Music journalist), author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
256 pages ; 20 cm.
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1529148251
Hardback:Misfits : a personal manifesto:2021. Hardback
Author: Coel, Michaela, author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Ebury Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
128 pages ; 19 cm
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Hardback:Assembly:2021. Hardback
Author: Brown, Natasha, author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references. English
105 pages ; 21 cm
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1529359279
Paperback:The girl with the louding voice:2020. Paperback
Author: Daré, Abi, author.
Year: 2020.
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sceptre,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2020. English
314 pages ; 20 cm
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Hardback:A kick in the belly : women, slavery and resistance:2020. Hardback
Author: Dadzie, Stella, 1952- author.
Year: 2020.
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Verso,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. English
xii, 209 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 22 cm
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Hardback:A bigger picture : my fight to bring a new African voice to the climate crisis:2021. Hardback
Author: Nakate, Vanessa, author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Publisher: One Boat,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
304 pages ; 24 cm
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World Book Night are also offering free e-audiobooks to download: Brown Baby by Nikesh Shukla, narrated by Himesh Patel, Recovery by Russell Brand, narrated by Russell Brand, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See, narrated by a full cast and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré, narrated by Michael Jayston. Find them on their website

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