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    Windrush Child

    £6.99
    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.
    ISBN: 9780702302725
    AuthorBenjamin Zephaniah
    Pub Date05/11/2020
    BindingPaperback
    Pages208
    Availability: In Stock




    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
    fists.


    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'


    iNews


    '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


    ABOUT THE SERIES: VOICES






    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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    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
    fists.


    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'


    iNews


    '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


    ABOUT THE SERIES: VOICES






    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