Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Books for Children for Windrush Day - 22 June

Windrush Day is on 22 June and we’ve created a list of children’s books, which are available in Sheffield Libraries, to celebrate it.

Picture books

Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush by Patrice Lawrence (author) and Camilla Sucre (illustrator) published by Nosy Crow.

Just Like Grandpa Jazz by Tara L Gear (author) and Mirna Imamovic (illustrator) published by Owlet Press.

My Two Grannies by Baroness Floella Benjamin (author) and Margaret Chamberlain (illustrator) published by Frances Lincoln.

Children's fiction

Freedom by Catherine Johnson published by Scholastic.

Granny Ting Ting by Patrice Lawrence (author) and David Dean (illustrator) published by Bloomsbury.

Windrush Child by Benjamin Zephaniah published by Scholastic.

Young Adult fiction

Kemosha of the Caribbean by Alex Wheatle published by Andersen Press.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon published by Corgi Children’s.


Under the Moon and Over the Sea poems edited by John Agard and Grace Nichols published by Walker Books.

We Sang Across the Sea: The Empire Windrush and Me by Benjamin Zephaniah (author) and Onyinye Iwu (illustrator) published by Scholastic.


Black and British: An Illustrated History by David Olusoga (author) and Jake Alexander (illustrator) and Melleny Taylor (illustrator) published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

Coming to England by Baroness Floella Benjamin (author) and Joelle Avelino (illustrator) published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

The Story of the Windrush by K N Chimbiri published by Scholastic.

You can reserve the books via the Sheffield Libraries catalogue here.

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