Windrush Child

Windrush Child

Children's, New & Recommended, Confident Readers, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 05/11/2020
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 In this heart-stopping adventure, Benjamin Zephaniahshows us what it was like to be a child of the Windrush generation.Leonard is shocked when hearrives with his mother in the port of Southampton. His father isa stranger to him, it’s cold and even the Jamaicanfood doesn’t taste the same as it did back home in MaroonTown. But his parents have brought him here to try to makea better life, so Leonard does his best not to complain,to make new friends, to do well at school – evenwhen people hurt him with their words and with theirfists. How can a boy sofar from home learn to enjoy his new life when so many thingscount against him? ‘Zephaniah pulls no punchesin his depictions of the racism that Leonard suffers both at schooland in the streets in a powerful, moving account of family andfitting in’iNews‘An invaluable story for anyyoung readers who enjoy adventure and want to learn more about theWindrush generation’s experience. Essential reading’Alex WheatleABOUT THE SERIES: VOICESA thrilling series showcasing some of the UK’s finest writersfor young people.Voices reflects the authentic, unsung storiesof our past.Each shows that, even in times of great upheaval, a myriad ofpeople 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

  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 9780702302725
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 150g
  • Dimensions: 206 x 142 x 13 mm

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