On Friday 4th November, the children in years five and six enjoyed a virtual author event with author Jeffrey Boakye to promote his new book Musical Truth: A musical journey through modern black Britain’.

Structured around a playlist of 28 songs, each song tracks key moments in black history and the emotional impact of both the songs and the artists who performed them. This is a history book you can dance to!

Some of our thoughts after the event:

  • Bouake thought it was good and loved that Jeffrey referenced dinosaurs.
  • Theo loved that his book is about Music because Theo really likes listening to music and learning about it. Shyloh too!
  • Leon loved that Jeffrey played small parts of the song as a preview. Leon felt like a VIP.
  • Daisy enjoyed that he spoke about his own experiences which influenced his book, mainly ‘borrowing’ a DVD from his sister. This made Daisy chuckle!
  • Frankie-Jay loved that Jeffrey referenced football and Scratch – two things that Frankie-Jay loves.
  • Tyla-Jai found it interesting when he answered questions from the audience. She thought he was quite funny especially when he chose not to answer a question about his favourite book.
  • Max liked that Jeffrey talked about his children and that they like his books.