We are Britain

by Benjamin Zephaniah ISBN: 978-0711219021

A poetry collection from the poet Benjamin Zephaniah, celebrating the diversity of British society. Benjamin has written 12 poems, each one about a child in his or her home environment. The children are from a range of backgrounds and cultures and the book challenges misperceptions of the way children live in modern Britain. It helps to explore differences as well as showing that children have many similar interests. We Are Britain is a fascinating and fun collection which we have used with children to explore ‘Who Am I?’, ‘Who Are We?’ ‘Where do we live? and ‘How Do We All Live Together?’. The TLN Primary British values pack outlines a week of Key Stage Two literacy lessons based on the book.