Join Baroness Floella Benjamin for this special ‘Live Steam’ event to celebrate the publication of a new picture book edition of Coming to England charting her her own journey from Trinidad, to London as part of the Windrush generation, to the House of Lords.
Follow ten-year-old Floella as she and her family set sail from the Caribbean to a new life in London. Alone on a huge ship for two weeks, then tumbled into a cold and unfriendly London, coming to England wasn’t at all what Floella had expected . . . What will her new school be like? Will she meet the Queen?
Filled with optimism and joy, yet deeply personal and relevant, young children will resonate with Floella’s experiences of moving home and making friends. Alongside vibrant illustrations by Diane Ewen, this powerful story shows little people how courage and determination can always overcome adversity.
This public event is being hosted by Macmillan Children’s Books virtually together with At Home with 4 Indies and is suitable for families and children aged 5-8. Tickets to view the event include a signed bookplated copy of Coming to England.
There is also a special schools offer providing a fantastic opportunity for schools to view the event and receive copies of the book. Interested schools should email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on how to take part.
Tickets: £12.99 (includes a copy of Coming to England delivered to your door)