Uprising : A True Story by Alex Wheatle
This gritty but inspiring true story of the award-winning author Alex Wheatle is written for emerging readers, particularly those who are offenders, disaffected or at risk. 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 ...