Walter Tull's Scrapbook by Michaela Morgan
  

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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Book with Facts Scrapbook in personal jottings, photos and picture of a pioneering black footballer and British officer in the First World War.

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Synopsis

Walter Tull's Scrapbook by Michaela Morgan

Born in Kent, Walter Tull (28 April 1888 - 25 March 1918) became one of Tottenham Hotspurs' top players. When he joined the Footballers' Battalion during the First World War, his leadership and courage won him a commission and a recommendation for the Military Cross. But Walter wasn't just a great footballer and British officer. He happened to be black, at a time when the rule book stated that only white men could become officers. In personal jottings, photos and pictures, this scrapbook brings alive a man who lived outside the limitations of his age - from Walter's childhood in an orphanage through his footballing years at Spurs and Northampton to the Western Front, highlighting the Christmas Day Truce of 1914, Walter's officer training - pipe, moustache and all! - ending with his death on the Somme, his memorials and his legacy .

Reviews

A fascinating insight into a man who broke across boundaries. In an age when we still find prejudice on and off the playing field, this book conveys an important message - one we must heed. Parents in Touch 'A welcome addition to any child's library.

'Fiction and non-fiction combine successfully in this title creating an insight, through photos, documents and records into a fascinating and perhaps under-known character.'

About the Author

Michaela Morgan

Michaela Morgan was born in Manchester which she left in order to misspend her youth in more exotic locations.

She was educated at the Universities of Warwick (BA Hons English), Leicester (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) and Cambridge (Further Studies in Education).

A popular speaker at national and international conferences, her work includes a British Council sponsored trip to South Africa to give talks and run workshops with teachers in townships. She has also visited schools in France and Spain.

In the UK she has spoken at: UKRA conference, Primary English conference, the University of Leicester School of Education, University of Nottingham School of Education and the Federation of Children’s Books. She has contributed to many conferences and INSETs.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 7 To 10

Author

Michaela Morgan
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Author's Website

www.michaelamorgan.com/Home...

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

4th October 2012

ISBN

9781847802125

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