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The best part was when we fought over licking the cake bowl. Books by Floella Benjamin. I was beginning to feel more and more hungry, tired and anxious but I still kept my eyes glued to the heavens. Newer Post Older Post. In she was presented with the prestigious J. Become a Little Inventor!

I found joy and pleasure in the simplest things. Preview — Coming to England by Floella Benjamin. Julia Eccleshare’s Picks , eBooks. It was on one of the many days when Marmie had sent Sandra and I to the market with a shopping list, some dollars and cents and instructions not to overspend but to get the best things. It was also a great adventure whenever we had to buy fish. This is a deceptively simple read with some deeper issues thrown in. This book is an autobiography of Floella Benjamin and her unique record of the experience of immigration to Britain. A twentieth-anniversary edition of Floella Benjamin’s classic memoir.

A twentieth-anniversary edition of Floella Benjamin’s classic memoir. Sarah rated it it was comimg Oct 27, A fascinating story of growing up in London in the times of mass immigration from the Indies, a time when ‘no blacks, no Irish no pets’ signs were common in shop windows on adverts.

‘I fought every day’: Floella Benjamin on growing up as a black child in the UK – CBBC Newsround

There were concrete slabs where the stallholders displayed their wares. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. We forget it was not so long ago that attitudes were so entrenched and vocal and so growing up as a young black woman must have been tough. Whilst this is a kids’ book and ok, the deadline for the reading challenge was also a motivation to pick up this short readit doesn’t shy away from discussing issues such waatch colonialism and racism – which is so refreshing!!


She records the pain of separation as, initially, her parents went on ahead to England leaving her and coimng of her siblings englnd and she describes the difficulties of adjusting to the new country when she finally arrives.

Floella Benjamin was just a young girl when she, her sister and two brothers arrived in England in to join their parents, whom they had not seen for fifteen months.

We Found a Datch by Jon Klassen. Despite this I really enjoyed it and read the accompanying book too. Interesting enough as a quick read.

Fish of all sizes were on sale: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. She had to wrap a towel around the handle to hold it because it comingg so hot.

Clare Winter rated it liked it Sep 07, Rakie Keig rated it really liked it Mar 05, Tl of the novel centres around the values of her mother and how those values such as working hard and having a positive attitude regardless of what is going on around you in Coming to England is the biography of a young girl bejnamin leaves her home in Trinidad in to move to England with her family.

Sep 24, A Severs rated it really liked it.

It is an excellent teacher to student read and is a novel that I will ebnjamin to share with young people in the future. It was really hard to rate this book. Some sections of the site I highly recommend you take a look at are listed out below: Her singing was very infectious, so whenever we helped her we sang too.



Its brilliant white curtains always smelt fresh and the mahogany furniture was always highly polished, as was the wooden floor. The customers, in turn, haggled over prices. Illustrated by Michael Frith. But eventually through courage and determination everything works out for Floella and she does exceedingly well at school.

He patrolled the huge oil refinery at Point-a-Pierre which was near the oil field Forest Reserves in the southwest of the island. She’s picked on at school, ma Excellent, autobiographical account of children’s TV presenter Floella Benjamin and her experience as a young child leaving her home in Trinidad to come to England. Jul 03, Jamila Kamal rated it it was amazing. But, as her new life began, she was shocked and distressed by the rejection she experienced.

She and her family are faced with adversity and Floella is bullied at school. Watermelons have a special association for me because of the day I saw some unceremoniously topple out of a truck. Determined to survive, Floella realizes that the only way is to be twice as good as everyone else. Children and adults alike will enjoy Floella’s triumphant personal account of early life in Trinidad, followed by a long and difficult period of separation from her family, and finally, emigration to London, England.

It was about three times the size of me.