Musical World: Modern world history as you’ve never heard it before

Jeffrey Boakye, illustrated by Ngadi Smart

A history book with a difference – significant moments in history accompanied by a playlist of 38 songs. Music means so much to people and can evoke so many memories of different events, where you were when something happened and how it made you feel. This beautifully written book uses songs to answer questions such as ‘Can a dance move change society forever?’ and ‘How do you turn sadness into celebration?’

Covering themes such as racism, feminism, war, football the book covers the ongoing legacy of classic songs. Read the book, create the playlist and immerse yourself in the history of the 20th & 21st Century. A truly fascinating book for young people and adults alike.

Published by Faber

Reviewed by Tash Hyde