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
Community Represented: Unspecified (Caribbean)
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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