A Ladybird Book: Windrush

A Ladybird Book: Windrush


The arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, Essex in 1948 was turned into a significant event by the British media but it is only one small part of a bigger story.

Windrush looks at the movement of people after the Second World War in Britain. In an accessible and child-friendly way, the book explores the treatment of Black people, the struggles they faced and those they continue to face as well as celebrating the legacy of the Windrush generation in modern Britain.

You can build your own encyclopedia with A Ladybird Book.

Other titles available in this series:
The Ancient Egyptians
Animal Habitats
Baby Animals
British Kings and Queens
Climate Change
The Human Body
Insects and Minibeasts
Planet Earth
The Romans
Sea Creatures
The Solar System
The Stone Age

About the authors

Colin Grant

Colin Grant is an author, historian and critic. He has written acclaimed biographies of the Wailers and of Marcus Garvey. Bageye at the Wheel, his memoir of growing up in a Caribbean family in 1970s Luton, was shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize. His history of epilepsy, A Smell of Burning, was a Sunday Times Book of the Year. His most recent book, Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. He is director of WritersMosaic and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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Emma Dyer

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Melleny Taylor (Illustrator)

Melleny Taylor is a freelance illustrator. Born in Wolverhampton, England, she is currently based in the South West of England, working in a space carved out of the kitchen area in her home, which she calls her studio!

Melleny graduated with a first class honours bachelor's degree in Illustration from Wolverhampton University in 1996. Having obtained a postgraduate Education Certificate in Secondary Art and Design, she taught Art for over 18 years in various secondary schools. Melleny has a passion to educate and champion young people in their creativity.

In 2019, Melleny was able to pursue her dream career as an Illustrator. She has collaborated with several publishers and authors, working on various projects.

Melleny loves using a variety of materials, from drawing with sticks to digital art. Her palette is bright and colourful, creating joyful and whimsical illustrations. She finds inspiration from everyday life and especially enjoys capturing people from all kinds of different cultures in her work.
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