Benjamin Zephaniah Biography by Verna Allette Wilkins
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Benjamin Zephaniah Biography
By Verna Allette Wilkins

Benjamin Zephaniah Biography

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Benjamin Zephaniah Biography by Verna Allette Wilkins

Book Description

Growing up poor and on the move, Benjamin Zephaniah didn't tap into his true potential until he had sunk into the depths of despair. His way with words, his mother's love and his strong sense of community helped him to overcome the obstacles in his path. The moving story of a man who informs and amuses people all over the world with his love of life and his rapping rhythms. Includes excerpts of Benjamin's poetry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848530027
ISBN-10: 1848530021
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 147mm x 6mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Tamarind Books
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Verna Allette Wilkins

Verna Wilkins is the author of 30 picture books and biographies for young people. Her books have featured on National Curriculum and BBC children's television, and been chosen among the Children's Books of the Year. She was born in Greneda and lives in London.

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