Verna Allette Wilkins

The Life of Stephen Lawrence
  • The Life of Stephen Lawrence

  • Verna Allette Wilkins

    Stephen Lawrence was a bright, athletic, young man with high hopes for the future. He lived in south-east London with his parents, younger brother and younger sister. On 22 April 1993, he was brutally murdered while he was waiting for the bus. He was eighteen years old.

    He didn't know his killers; his killers didn't know him.

    This is his story. He will be remembered.

    This paperback edition revised with added material about the trial, the legacy of Stephen Lawrence and a final note from Doreen Lawrence.

Verna Wilkins is the author of 30 picture books and biographies for young people. Her books have featured on National Curriculum and BBC children's television, and been chosen among the Children's Books of the Year. She was born in Grenada and lives in London. Debbie Hinks is a very experienced illustrator who has worked for all the major publishers in the last twenty years. She still cannot believe her luck that she gets paid for her favourite hobby - observing people and recording what she sees. Her two young children and their friends provide a constant source of inspiration and models. Debbie lives in Brighton.