Created: 25th November, 2020

The Story of the Windrush

Author: K N Chimbiri
Publisher: Scholastic

Describing the story of the Windrush generation who came to Britain from the Caribbean in the late 1940s and 1950s, this book explains the history of the beginning of modern Black Britain concisely and accessibly, making it more visible and acknowledging the racism Black people have faced.

Kandace Chimbiri’s interesting factual account is illustrated with contemporary photographs, maps and sepia toned pictures. Throughout are interwoven the stories of individual people who made the journey from the Caribbean on the ship the Empire Windrush.

See also: Windrush Child by Benjamin Zephaniah (Scholastic £6.99 9780702302725), a title in the Voices series