Scholastic Schools Live | Onyinye Iwu

Illustrating history with Onyinye Iwu

Friday 20th May, 11am


Scholastic Schools Live: Illustrating history with Onyinye Iwu
Get inspired by illustrator Onyinye Iwu in this creative session inspired by her picture book, We Sang Across the Sea: The Empire Windrush and Me, written by Benjamin Zephaniah. This new book gives readers an insight into the journey of HMT Empire Windrush from the perspective of musician Mona Baptiste. Onyinye will demonstrate how she creates character and scene, and give top tips for aspiring artists. Please bring a pencil and some paper to join in.
Suitable for ages 3+.
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Books by Onyinye Iwu

We Sang Across the Sea: The Empire Windrush and Me

We Sang Across the Sea: The Empire Windrush and Me

A powerfully moving and beautiful picture book about the voyage of HMT Empire 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. This book is perfect for teaching young children about inclusivity and diversity.