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Coming to England

Coming to England by Floella Benjamin, and Joelle Avelino

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By Floella Benjamin, and and, Joelle Avelino

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Floella Benjamin’s important childhood memoir of growing up as part of the Windrush generation.


15 Aug 2022

i really enjoyed this book and the story

29 Jul 2022

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.

26 Jul 2022

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

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