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9-11 yrs
The Life of Stephen Lawrence
by Verna Allette Wilkins
Stephen Lawrence was a bright, athletic, young man with high hopes for the future. He lived in south east London with his parents, younger brother and younger sister. On April 22nd 1993, he was brutally murdered while he was waiting for the bus. He was eighteen years old. He didn't know his killers; his killers didn't know him.

This is his story. He will be remembered.
Reviews of The Life of Stephen Lawrence

‘A landmark in children's non-fiction publishing and treats a tragedy with sensitivity and quiet dignity . . . Clearly written, with a definite audience and purpose, here is non fiction at its best. This book should be required reading for every primary school child’
Anne Faundez (Junior Education)

‘An honest, deeply moving celebration of Stephen Lawrence's young life in simple accessible prose. It represents an outstanding achievement by Tamarind. Every primary school should have several copies’
 (Scholastic Primary Update - Best)

‘Verna Wilkins rises to the challenge’
 (Books for Keeps)