In this moving and heart-stopping adventure, Benjamin Zephaniah weaves a tale showing us what it was like to be a child of the Windrush generation. Leonard is shocked when he arrives with his mother in the port of Southampton. They have come to join his father who arrived on the MV Empire Windrush two years earlier. For Leonard, his father is a stranger, it’s cold in Britain and even the Jamaican food doesn’t taste the same as it did back home.
But his parents have brought him to Britain to try to make a better life. Leonard does his best not to complain. He tries to make new friends and do well at school – even when people hurt him with their words and with their fists. How can a boy so far from home learn to enjoy his new life when so many things count against him?