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Coming to England
Coming to England
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Coming to England

Published: 15 Apr 2021

Paperback / softback, 32 pages

Recommended for age 5+ and 7+

By Floella Benjamin

Illustrated by Diane Ewen

Published by Pan Macmillan

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A picture book story about the triumph of hope, love, and determination, Coming to England is the inspiring true story of Baroness Floella Benjamin: from Trinidad, to London as part of the Windrush generation, to the House of Lords. When she was ten years old, Floella Benjamin, along with her older sister and two younger brothers, set sail from Trinidad to London, to be reunited with the rest of their family. Alone on a huge ship for two weeks, then tumbled into a cold and unfriendly London, coming to England wasn't at all what Floella had expected.

Coming to England is both deeply personal and universally relevant - Floella's experiences of moving home and making friends will resonate with young children, who will be inspired by her trademark optimism and joy. This is a true story with a powerful message: that courage and determination can always overcome adversity.

Tagged autobiography , Black History , British history , migration and significant lives

Read our review on justimagine.co.uk

The British Black History (primary) pack

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An easy-purchase topic  pack of children's books to support the topic of Black British History. You can purchase individual titles or the full collection.

  • Coming to England
  • Windrush Child
  • Lands of Belonging
  • Black and British: An Illustrated History
  • Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country
  • Respect
  • Diver's Daughter: A Tudor Story
  • Journey Back to Freedom : The Olaudah Equiano Story
  • The Extraordinary Life of Mary Seacole
  • Freedom
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
  • Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History
  • Timelines from Black History : Leaders, Legends, Legacies
  • Black and British: A short, essential history
  • The Story of the Windrush
  • Empire's End - A Roman Story
  • Son of the Circus - A Victorian Story
  • Black Poppies
  • Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush
  • Walter Tull's Scrapbook
  • African Migrations
  • The Place for Me
  • The Story of Britain's Black Airmen
  • Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story
  • Bright Stars of Black British History
  • Hear Our Voices
  • Stolen History: The Truth About The British Empire and How it Shaped Us
  • A Nest of Vipers (30)
  • A Nest of Vipers (15)
  • Brilliant Black British History
  • The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Drama and Danger #1

The United Kingdom pack

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United Kingdom is an easy-purchase curated pack of books to support this topic in KS1. Books can be purchased individually,

  • Coming to England
  • Maps of the United Kingdom
  • The Big Book of the UK
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • The Story of London
  • The Mousehole Cat
  • Katie in Scotland
  • Edinburgh
  • Cardiff
  • Belfast
  • See Inside History Of Britain
  • Your Passport to England
  • InfoBuzz - United Kingdom
  • Katie In London
  • Rivers of the United Kingdom

The Windrush pack

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  • Coming to England
  • Windrush Child
  • The Good Turn
  • John Agard's Windrush Child
  • The Story of the Windrush
  • Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush
  • The Place for Me
  • A Ladybird Book: Windrush
  • John Agard's Windrush Child
  • We Sang Across the Sea