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We Sang Across The Sea

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scholastic; 1st edition (7 April 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 24 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0702311162
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0702311161
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 3 - 6 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 24.9 x 0.4 x 13.7 cm



A powerfully moving and beautiful picture book about the voyage of HMT Empire Windrush from national treasure, Benjamin Zephaniah.

The hopes, dreams and bravery of the Windrush generation are expressed in this vivid story through the real-life experiences of Trinidadian musician, Mona Baptiste.

Written as a brand-new poem by Benjamin Zephaniah, the book is beautifully illustrated by the extraordinary artist, Onyinye Iwu.

  • The arrival of the Windrush in 1948 is celebrated each year on Windrush Day, 22 June
  • Benjamin recently won a BAFTA for his Sky Arts show, Life & Rhymes, a showcase of some of Britain's finest poets
  • This book is perfect for teaching young children about inclusivity and diversity
  • Praise for Windrush Child:

'An invaluable story for any young readers who enjoy adventure and want to learn more about the Windrush generation's experience. Essential reading'

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