A fascinating and poignant account of the author's emigration to England with her family in the 1960s. The story: When young Floella Benjamin came from Trinidad to England live in England in the early Sixties, she was leaving behind a joyful, tropical paradise. She was already proud to be British, but how could Britain be better than home? This true story contrasts the warmth and colour of Trinidad with the cold, grey of Sixties London, where Floella learns to come to terms with -- and to overcome -- prejudice and rejection she and her family encounter. Themes: Prejudice and emigration; experience of growing up; school, families and relationships; women's roles. The curriculum: Covers both the travel-writing and autobiographical categories of non-fiction required by the National Curriculum. Multicultural Ideal for KS3 (P7,S1,S2)
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Floella Benjamin is well known to millions as a children's television presenter and celebrity. She has written several children's books, including Skip Across the Ocean.Review:
'Accessible autobiography is in very short supply, this is well-written and detailed, a fine book.' Adrian jackson, Cascades Consultant
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Book Description Collins Educational. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0003302172 1995 EDITION EX SCHOOL BOOK. Bookseller Inventory # K0051394
Book Description Collins Educational, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. X-library / School book Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001272019