John Agard's Windrush Child

John Agard's Windrush Child

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John Agard's Windrush Child by John Agard

Published by: Walker Books, 2023

PB: 32pp

With one last hug, Windrush chid waves goodbye to his Caribbean home and sets sail across the ocean to Britain. In this powerful picture book, full of hope and promise, celebrated poet John Agard and illustrator Sophie Bass movingly evoke the journey made by children and their families as part of the Windrush Generation.


Shortlisted for the 
Spark! School Book Award 2023
Longlisted for the 
Jhalak Children's & YA Prize 2023
Longlisted for the 
2023 Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration
Longlisted for the 
Children’s Literature Festivals Book Awards 2023
Longlisted for the 
2023 Klaus Flugge Prize

A gorgeous bedtime read that will reward repeat readings, deceptively simple, emotionally deep." Joseph Coelho, Children's Laureate