Respect: The Walter Tull Story
by Michaela Morgan
illustrated by Karen Donnelly
Reading Age: 8 Interest Age: 8-12
An inspiring story of courage and resilience based on real-life events.
Walter Tull was a true hero and the first black officer in the British Army, but he had to fight for respect throughout his life. The grandson of a slave, Walter was brought up in a children’s home.
He had to fight against racism on the pitch as one of the first black professional footballers in the UK. Then he faced the greatest fight of his life on the battlefield during the First World War.
Information for Grown-Ups: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8.
AR Level – 3.5
Read a sample chapter of Respect: The Walter Tull Story below: