Windrush Child is a moving and powerful novel which will give young readers an important and emotive insight into the experiences of the Windrush generation. It is essential reading on a part of recent British history which is still crucially relevant today, making it a valuable addition to any classroom or school library.
Zephaniah's writing is captivating from the first page, drawing readers into Leonard's world and making this book difficult to put down as it races towards its heartbreaking conclusion.
Windrush Child is part of the Voices series, produced by Scholastic and this novel is endorsed by Amnesty International, with an endnote explaining the current relevance and context in which Windrush Child has been written. This story is perfect for readers who want to learn more about this period of recent British history, to understand the Windrush scandal, or to read a book which champions inclusivity and diversity.
If you'd like to read more about Windrush Child, the Booktrust posted a brilliant interview with author Benejamin Zaphaniah here.
Thank you Scholastic for sending me a copy of Windrush Child to review.