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.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 206 g
Dimensions: 250 x 281 x 5 mm
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As a children's book this could be a real eye opener to many. I certainly recommend to schools, parents and of course children.
Beautifully written and illustrated this tells the story of Floella and her... More
“Charming and warm way of telling an important story.”
This fantastic new picture book was a real real treat to open.
Written by Dame Floella Benjamin, my childhood heroine, we are taken on a journey from Trinidad to England as Floella and her family emigrate as part of... More
Beautiful story with beautiful illustrations. Floella is a living legend and should be so proud of this book.
My Grand daughter absolutely loves it.
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