Created: 23rd September, 2016

Coming to England: An Inspiring True Story Celebrating the Windrush Generation

Author: Floella Benjamin
Illustrator: Joelle Avelino
Publisher: Macmillan

The writer's autobiographical account of her childhood in Trinidad and her family's migration to Britain in 1960. The warmth and strength she gained from her family are strongly evoked, as are her feelings of bewilderment at the ignorance and racism they encountered. The book reads aloud well. This new edition is published to mark the 25th anniversary of its first publication. It has a reflective introduction by the author, fresh illustrations and afterword by the editor about the legacy of the Windrush Generation.

There is also a picturebook version, illustrated by Diane Ewen and also entitled Coming to England (9781529009415), Macmillan £12.99

See also: Windrush Child by Benjamin Zephaniah (9780702302725), Scholastic £6.99