Something Dark tells the story of Lemn Sissay’s upbringing in care and the search for his family and true identity. The poet’s Ethiopian mother gave him up when he was two months old. He grew up in children’s homes and foster care and...

Northern Stars brings to life the conditions of child workers and the struggle for ‘one man, one vote’ in Manchester, Nottingham and London during the 19th century. The book tells the story of a Chartist march from Todmorden to London in 1839 seen through...