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Coming to England : An Inspiring True Story Celebrating the Windrush Generation

Benjamin, Floella, Ewen, Diane
Format: Paperback
Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Published: April 15, 2021
ISBN: 9781529009422
32 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£6.99

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.

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