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“This gentle tale of migration affirms the possibility of starting anew while maintaining bonds with home and family abroad.”
The Horn Book

Windrush Child: The Tale of a Caribbean Child Who Faced a New Horizon

Written by John Agard
Illustrated by Sophie Bas
Published by Candlewick Press

With one last hug, Windrush child says goodbye to his grandmother and the shores of his Caribbean home before embarking on an adventure across the ocean—under a sky full of promise—to an unknown horizon. With sensitivity and tender lyricism, world-renowned and multi-award-winning poet John Agard narrates the epic story of a child’s voyage to England aboard Empire Windrush. Joyous illustrations by debut artist Sophie Bass richly evoke the changing landscapes and the uncertainty, courage, and hope of those who step into history—and travel far in search of home.

Primary ISBN: 9781536228533
Publication Date: April 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

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Setting: Caribbean countries, Great Britain

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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