17 June 2021
A CLPE Booklist Windrush Day A selection of titles exploring, commemorating, and celebrating the Windrush Generation, and the immense historical contribution made by those individuals, and their descendants, who in the 1940s and 50s travelled from the Caribbean to make post-war Britain their home. [...] Chimbiri Scholastic 9780702307133 Describing the story of the Windrush generation who came to Britain from the Caribbean in the late 1940s and 1950s, this book explains the history of the beginning of modern Black Britain concisely and accessibly, making it more visible and acknowledging the racism Black people have faced. [...] The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain by Hakim Adi Wayland 9781526317971 A lecturer in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora writes for young people about Black British history, beginning with the first Africans who may have come to Britain thousands of years ago through to the Second World War and after. [...] © CLPE 2021 www.clpe.org.uk A CLPE Booklist The Empire Windrush by Clive Gifford HarperCollins 9780007519262 Breaks the history of the Empire Windrush and the realities of life in post-war Britain into chronological sections, from ‘Island Life’ through ‘Leaving Home’ and ‘Being in Britain’, with digestible chunks of information and text boxes overlaid over archive photography and illustrations. [...] Under the Moon & Over the Se a: A Collection of Poetry from the Caribbean by John Agard and Grace Nichols (eds) Walker 9781406334487 The first winner of the CLPE Poetry Award (now known as the CLiPPA), this anthology encompasses poems from poets living in the Caribbean and those from the Caribbean diaspora and also includes traditional rhyme and song.