Summer Reading Challenge - Read a book set in the past
Floella Benjamin was just a young girl when she, her sister and two brothers arrived in England in 1960 to join their parents, whom they had not seen for fifteen months. They had left their island home of Trinidad to make a new life in London - part of a whole generation of West Indians who were encouraged to move to Britain and help rebuild the country after the Second World War. Reunited with her mother, Floella was too overwhelmed at first to care about the cold weather and the noise and dirt from the traffic.
But, as her new life began, she was shocked and distressed by the rejection she experienced. She soon realized that the only way to survive was to work twice as hard and be twice as good as anyone else.
Author(s): Benjamin, Floella, Avelino, Joelle,
Date of Publication: 15/04/2021,
Pagination: 144 pages,
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books,
Published By: PAN MACMILLAN ,
Book Classification: Trinidad & Tobago,