We Sang Across the Sea: The Empire Windrush and Me
Buy this and your school gets €1.46 to spend on books Orders of €20 or more will earn 20% of your order value back in Scholastic Rewards for your school.
This product has not been rated yet.
0 reviews (Add a review)
A powerfully moving and beautiful picture book about the voyage of HMTEmpire Windrush from national treasure, Benjamin Zephaniah. The hopes, dreams and bravery of the Windrush generation are expressed in this vivid story through the real-life experiences of Trinidadian musician, Mona Baptiste. Written as a brand-new poem by Benjamin Zephaniah, the book is beautifully illustrated by the extraordinary artist, Onyinye Iwu.
- The arrival of the Windrush in 1948 is celebrated each year on Windrush Day, 22 June
- Benjamin recently won a BAFTA for his Sky Arts show, Life & Rhymes, a showcase of some of Britain’s finest poets
- This book is perfect for teaching young children about inclusivity and diversity
- Praise for Windrush Child:
Our April 2022 Ages 5-6 Book of the Month
Our pick this month for children aged 5-7 is We Sang Across the Sea by the award-winning and very well-loved poet Benjamin Zephaniah. This is a brand new poem all about the hopes, dreams and bravery of the Windrush generation. It is told through the real-life experiences of the Trinidadian musician, Mona Baptiste, who boarded The Empire Windrush in the hopes of becoming a singer and making a better life for herself.
The poem is accompanied by brilliantly colourful illustrations throughout, allowing Mona’s story and Benjamin Zephaniah’s words to come to life. Whether in the classroom or at home, We Sang Across the Sea is perfect for young readers to learn about the very important topic of the Windrush generation. It can act as a springboard, helping to spark discussions about inclusivity and diversity.
April 7th, 2022
This product has not been reviewed yet.
Add a review
Customers also bought
Rocking the System: Fearless and Amazing Irish Women Who Made History
Wishes: A powerful story about one refugee family's search for a new home
5booksWhat to Read After: The Boy at the Back of the Class Pack
- Real-Life Stories: Malorie Blackman
- Black in Time
Voices #6: Two Sisters: A Story of Freedom
- My Hair
- The Proudest Blue
5booksWhat to Read After: Windrush Child Pack
- Don't Hug Doug (He Doesn't Like It)
- Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone
- The Small Things
- Grandad Mandela
- The Story of Afro Hair
6copiesDave and the Tooth Fairy x6
- We Are All Different
- Asha and the Spirit Bird
5booksTom Percival Pack x 5
- The Wondrous Prune
- Perfect Fit
4booksInclusive Pack x4
Barbara Throws a Wobbler
- Leon the Extraordinary
- Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow
- The Mega Magic Teacher Swap
- Same But Different Too
- World For Me and You
10booksBig Cat Traditional Tales Pack x 10 (Ages 7-9)
- Secret Sunshine Project