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- All About You > BAME
- All About You > Books To Make You Think
- All About You > Bullying
- All About You > Coping with Death, Grief, and Loss
- All About You > Diversity
- All About You > Families
- All About You > Immigration
- All About You > Prejudice and Tolerance
- All About You > Refugees
- Award Winners
- Fiction > Contemporary Fiction
- Multicultural > African
Twelve-year-old Sade and her brother Femi are forced to flee their home country, Nigeria, when their mother is murdered because of their father’s criticism of General Abacha’s military regime. No longer safe, the children are smuggled out of Lagos under false identities, beginning a journey into an unknown world. Abandoned in London by the woman paid to protect them, they find themselves alone in a strange and hostile place, facing an uncertain future as asylum seekers… Guaranteed to touch a nerve, this is a raw and hard-hitting story of refugee children coping in a world of prejudice and loss.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal.
April 27th, 2000
AR book level: 5.3; Upper years; 9.0 points