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Essential Curriculum

Books you love. Books you will love.

Welcome, book lovers!, Essential Curriculum is made just for you. At Essential Curriculum, our aim is to share our love of great books. We review books by amazing Black writers from all over the world. Books you love and Books you will love. We will suggest and recommend titles we think you would love to read. We cover classics, fiction, fantasy, crime, history, art, music, poetry, dance, film, science, psychology, medicine, politics... any topic you can think of.  We also want to hear from YOU and look forward to your suggestions and ideas. So, if you love books like we love books, please join in. Thank you.

We love reading

Check out this month's book review. We're listening and loving the quirky and clever book by Questlove, Creative Quest. Follow us on Instagram and see what we've learnt. ( We’d love for you to join us! As a part of our club, we want you to always stay informed about what we’re doing and what’s on our agenda. Check out our latest updates and stay in the loop)

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Essential Curriculum Challenge

We challenge you to read 5 books by 5 Black Writers by the end of 2018.  Follow our progress with our hashtags #Essentialcurriculumchallenge #5blackbooks #bookstagram. Let's go!

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Our Essential reading list

We need your help! Please send us your suggestions for must read books by Black Writers. We will create a book list catalogue and issue it in 2019. We Can't wait!

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About Us

Who are we?

Essential Curriculum was established in 2018 to promote reading and to encourage book lovers to discover  books by Black writers. The aim is to showcase established authors as well as talented writers and celebrate Black voices from all over the world.  If you are an author or publisher, book lover or bookstore owner, please contact us, we'd love to hear from you too.

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