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Windrush Child

Author: Zephaniah, Benjamin
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Pub Date: 05/11/2020
ISBN: 9780702302725
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview In this heart-stopping adventure based on real historical events, Benjamin Zephaniah shows us an important and intriguing time in Britain that's sure to fascinate young readers.
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In this heart-stopping adventure, Benjamin Zephaniah
shows us what it was like to be a child of the Windrush generation.

Leonard is shocked when he
arrives with his mother in the port of Southampton. His father is
a stranger to him, it's cold and even the Jamaican
food doesn't taste the same as it did back home in Maroon
Town. But his parents have brought him here to try to make
a better life, so Leonard does his best not to complain,
to make new friends, to do well at school - even
when people hurt him with their words and with their

How can a boy so
far from home learn to enjoy his new life when so many things
count against him?

'Zephaniah pulls no punches
in his depictions of the racism that Leonard suffers both at school
and in the streets in a powerful, moving account of family and
fitting in'


'An invaluable story for any
young readers who enjoy adventure and want to learn more about the
Windrush generation's experience. Essential reading'

Alex Wheatle


A thrilling series showcasing some of the UK's finest writers
for young people.

Voices reflects the authentic, unsung stories
of our past.

Each shows that, even in times of great upheaval, a myriad of
people have arrived on this island and made a home for themselves
- from Roman times to the present day.

Perfect for teaching children about inclusivity and diversity

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