Coming to England
By Floella Benjamin, and and, Joelle Avelino
Floella Benjamin’s important childhood memoir of growing up as part of the Windrush generation.Tweet
i really enjoyed this book and the story
I have very many happy memories watching Floella Benjamin on television in the 1970's. Reading about her early childhood in Trinidad and subsequent travel to England to rejoin her family was a really interesting way to learn about the Windrush generation.
The book should be accessible to readers in Y4 and above. However, I would like to read this book aloud to the class. There is so much we could explore and discuss - especially as the population of my school is predominantly white.
This is the story of Floella coming to Britain as part of the Windrush generation.
When they arrive, it is not as she envisioned. People are not welcoming and the Queen wasn’t at the dock to greet them..
But then they settle in and finally, much later, she gets to meet the Queen