Boy, Everywhere (Paperback)A. M. Dassu (author)
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Told with unflinching honesty and courage, Boy, Everywhere documents the refugee experience as a well-to-do Syrian family endure hardship and incarceration on the journey to beginning a new life.
This debut middle-grade novel chronicles the harrowing journey taken by Sami and his family from privilege to poverty, across countries and continents, from a comfortable life in Damascus, via a smuggler's den in Turkey, to a prison in Manchester.
A story of survival, of family, of bravery ... In a world where we are told to see refugees as the 'other', this story will remind readers that 'they' are also 'us'.
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 mm
'... a story that everyone should read, written with empathy, tenderness and hope.' - Patrice Lawrence
'Carefully researched, wholly convincing, it's a gripping, uncompromising debut, super-charged with the power of empathy.' - Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian
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“Tough, moving, harsh, hopeful and honest - brilliant!”
Boy, Everywhere begins in Damascus where we meet Sami and his friend Joseph leading normal, if anything privileged lives; with chauffeurs and gardeners, cleaners and big, comfortable houses. Sami’s dad is a doctor,... More
“Excellent, empathetic title”
Sami is such a relatable character, the voice is perfect, and seeing their journey from his perspective really brings to life anything a child reading might have heard about refugees. This carefully researched and... More
“A must read”
Boy, Everywhere is a powerful story about the plight of refugees. I was hooked on Sami’s story and my heart was in my throat from the very beginning of the book. This story is full of empathy and friendship and I’m so... More
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