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Refugee boy

By: Zephaniah, Benjamin

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1408894998 / 9781408894996
Paperback
823.92
07/09/2017
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England
20 cm 284 pages
Teenage / Young Adult  Learn More
Quiz No: 204199, Points 10.00, Book Level 5.60,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2001.

Acclaimed performance poet and novelist Benjamin Zephaniah's honest, wry and poignant story of a young refugee left in London is of even more power and pertinence today than when it was first published. Life is not safe for Alem. His father is Ethopian, his mother Eritrean. Their countries are at war, and Alem is welcome in neither place. So Alem is excited to spend a holiday in London with his father - until he wakes up to find him gone.

What seems like a betrayal is in fact an act of love, but now Alem is alone in a strange country, and he must forge his own path ... Brilliantly written and with a real ear for dialogue, fans of Angie Thomas and Malorie Blackman will love Benjamin Zephaniah's novels for young adult readers: Refugee BoyFaceGangsta RapTeacher's Dead

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5AN Interest age: from c 12 years, YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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