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Publication Date: 18 May 2017
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Diffusion
Words: 5000
Page Count: 64
Author: Alex Wheatle
ISBN-13: 9781908713100

Uprising

By Alex Wheatle
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ISBN-13
9781908713100
£4.99
Summary
This is the gritty but inspiring true story of the award-winning author Alex Wheatle.

Alex had a tough start in life. He was abandoned by his family as a young child and grew up in a care home. After being expelled from school as a teenager, he was sent to live in a hostel in Brixton.

There, Alex found music and friends but he also got mixed up in drugs and violence. When he was sent to prison for taking part in the Brixton Uprising, Alex’s future seemed hopeless. But then something happened to change his life . . .

This book is particularly suitable for adults who are new to reading (emergent reads). It includes ‘What do you think?’ questions at the end of each chapter.
About the Author
Alex Wheatle is one of the UK’s most popular Black British authors. He has written books for adults and teenagers, including the critically acclaimed Brixton Rock, Liccle Bit and Crongton Knights. In 2008, he was awarded an MBE for services to literature and, in 2016, he won The Guardian’s children’s fiction prize.

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