Windrush Child


by Zephaniah, Benjamin | Children’s, Teenage & educational
Published 05/11/2020 by Scholastic in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 208 pages

ISBN: 9780702302725 Category:


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


How can a boy so

far from home learn to enjoy his new life when so many things

count against him?

‘Zephaniah pulls no punches

in his depictions of the racism that Leonard suffers both at school

and in the streets in a powerful, moving account of family and

fitting in’


‘An invaluable story for any

young readers who enjoy adventure and want to learn more about the

Windrush generation’s experience. Essential reading’

Alex Wheatle


A thrilling series showcasing some of the UK’s finest writers

for young people.

Voices reflects the authentic, unsung stories

of our past.

Each shows that, even in times of great upheaval, a myriad of

people have arrived on this island and made a home for themselves

– from Roman times to the present day.

Perfect for teaching children about inclusivity and diversity

Additional information

Weight 0.148 kg