The Story of the Windrush
by K. N. Chimbiri
A truly excellent account of the 1948 arrival of hundreds of Caribbean people to London on HMT Empire Windrush. Refreshing for establishing a wider context of British colonisation, World War two and post war recovery. Notable also for stressing the UK's request for and dependence on people from the Caribbean for the recovery and establishment of many of the UK's public services, including the NHS and Transport for London. A significant contribution to a small body of work on Black British history, clearly locating this seminal event on a timeline which recognises also the Black British presences which preceded and followed on from the Windrush. Includes wonderful archive photos, mini biographies of people from the Windrush generation, a glossary and a historical timeline. Rich, interesting and perfect for a primary aged audience. 'This is a story that needs to be more widely known. So pleased to see this easily understandable account of the fate endured by many of the black migrants who were part of the Windrush generation' (Eileen, Former Primary Teacher, LL reviewer). 'The first book [on this subject] I've seen for this age group' (Fiona, School Librarian, LL reviewer). Age 7-12, Hardback 44pp
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