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Respect!

Written by Michaela Morgan

Featured Books for 11+ readers True Stories

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Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7+  An amazing true story, this is the life of Walter Tull. Tull was a brave and true young man who became the first black footballer in top flight football and then earned a new kind of respect for his bravery in World War One. Walter and his younger brother were sent to live in a children’s home when they were orphaned as children. Walter always showed an exceptional talent for football and he was soon signed up first for the top amateur club and then at Tottenham Hotspurs. Tully experienced racism when he played away games but he continued to play brilliant football and did his best to ignore the taunts. When World War One broke out Tull enlisted and such showed exceptional skill and such good leadership qualities that he was made an officer!

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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Respect! Synopsis

The inspiring true story of Walter Tull, who overcame a tough childhood in a Children's Home to become the first black Premier League football player and the first black infantry officer in the British Army.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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ISBN: 9781781124260
Publication date: 15/08/2014
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781124260
Publication date: 15th August 2014
Author: Michaela Morgan
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: True Stories
Recommendations: Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly
Other Categories: The First World War

About Michaela Morgan

Michaela Morgan was born in Manchester which she left in order to misspend her youth in more exotic locations.She now spends six months of the year in Brighton (where sadly she has yet to fulfil her potential as a rollerblader) and six months keeping warm on the Cote d’Azur.She was educated at the Universities of Warwick (BA Hons English), Leicester (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) and Cambridge (Further Studies in Education).Michaela has taught a wide age range, from bright-eyed infants to jaded fraudsters. She was a writer in residence in prisons and has run many workshops ...

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