We Sang Across the Sea: Win this beautiful picture book about the Empire Windrush

We have five copies of this special book from Benjamin Zephaniah and Onyinye Iwu to give away.

The front cover of We Sang Across the Sea

With Windrush Day coming up on 22 June, to mark the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948, we're giving you the chance to win a gorgeous new picture book!

We Sang Across the Sea features a beautiful, inspiring new poem from Benjamin Zephaniah alongside stunning illustrations by Onyinye Iwu.

The book explores what it was like for people on the Windrush through the real-life experiences of Trinidadian musician, Mona Baptiste, highlighting their hopes, dreams and bravery.

We Sang Across the Sea is perfect for sharing with children, both to help them find out more about the Empire Windrush and to start conversations about inclusivity and diversity.

We have five copies of this special book to give away, so if you fancy getting your hands on one, simply answer the question below and leave your details before the closing date of 11pm on Tuesday, 24 May. Good luck!

We Sang Across the Sea: Win this beautiful picture book about the Empire Windrush

The arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948 is celebrated on which date each year? *

Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Tuesday, 24 May 2022.

6. There will be five winners selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. Prizes will be sent out to winners by post. However, BookTrust cannot be held responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or stolen after they have been sent.

13. Where a third party is supplying a prize, BookTrust accepts no responsibility for inaccuracy of any prize description, and the third party is responsible for prize fulfilment.

14. Due to the coronavirus situation, the prize will be sent out only when the prize provider is able to safely return to their office. There may be a delay before a chosen winner receives their prize.

15. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

16. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

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