“The Story of the Windrush” by Kandace Chimbiri from Barbados

Join author Kandace Chimbiri for a talk about her book The Story of the Windrush, in conversation with Samantha Williams from Book Love. This event will explore the legacy of the Windrush pioneers and writing non-fiction for children.

About the book:
In June 1948, hundreds of Caribbean men, women and children arrivedin London on a ship called the HMT Empire Windrush. Although there were already Black people living in Britain at the time, this event marks the beginning of modern Black Britain. Combining historical fact with voices from the Windrush Generation, this book sensitively tells the inspiring story of the Windrush Generation pioneers for younger readers.

About Kandace:
Born in London, England in 1968 to parents from Barbados, Kandace Chimbiri is the author of Black history books for children. Motivated by a desire to help improve both children’s literacy as well as their knowledge of history, Kandace founded her small publishing house Golden Destiny Ltd in 2009. Golden Destiny specialises in non-fiction titles for children, in particular Black history before mass enslavement. She is now an author of Scholastic Children’s Books where she will be republishing her brilliant titles in an all-new look and format.

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