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Windrush Child

Windrush Child

Published: 5 Nov 2020

Paperback / softback, 208 pages

Recommended for age 9+ and 11+

By Benjamin Zephaniah

Published by Scholastic

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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? 

Tagged Black History , British history and Windrush

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