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Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush

Written by Patrice Lawrence

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Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush Review

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers History People / Places Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

This heart-warming and heartfelt debut picture book from multiaward- winning author, Patrice Lawrence, will help ensure that the struggles and achievements of the Windrush generation are never forgotten.


Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush Synopsis

One day, Ava is asked to dress as an inspirational figure for assembly at school, but who should she choose? Granny suggests famous familiar figures such as Winifred Atwell, Mary Seacole and Rosa Parks, and tells Ava all about their fascinating histories, but Ava’s classmates have got there first – and she must choose someone else. But who?

And then Ava finds a mysterious old suitcase – Granny’s “grip” – and Granny begins to share her own history, and how she came to England on the Empire Windrush many years ago.

She tells her story through the precious items that accompanied her on the original voyage, each one evoking a memory of home, and as Ava listens to how Granny built a life for herself in England, determined to stay against the odds and despite overwhelming homesickness, she realises that there is a hero very close to home that she wants to celebrate more than anyone – her very own brave and beloved granny.

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ISBN: 9781839942310
Publication date: 05/05/2022
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839942310
Publication date: 5th May 2022
Author: Patrice Lawrence
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, History, People / Places, Personal Social Health Economic
Collections: 2022 Book Preview: Must Read Books To Look Forward To,

About Patrice Lawrence

A World Book Day Author 2019 Patrice Lawrence was born in Brighton and brought up in an Italian-Trinidadian household in Mid Sussex. Patrice lives in east London and shares a cat called Stormageddon. She has been writing for as long as she has been reading. She loves crime fiction, sci-fi and trying to grow things. Her ideal mixtape includes drum 'n' bass, Bruce Springsteen and Studio Ghibli soundtracks. Music can't help creeping into her books. Her debut novel, Orangeboy, won the Waterstone's Book Prize for Older Readers and the YA Book Prize, and her second novel, Indigo Donut, won the Crime ...

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