by Sita Brahmachari
Shortlisted Little Rebels Award 2018
A wonderful, intricately layered, coming-of-age novel starring Leila who is teetering on the brink of a newly politicised identity and is about to discover just how loud her voice can bellow. With the unearthing of her Nan's Protest Book, Leila picks up the baton of protest passed down through her family and is joined by some wonderful secondary characters on her journey (including: Pari, a recent refugee from the Iraq war and Kez, a wheelchair user). This is a narrative rich in its celebration of equality, hopeful about the possibility of change and confident in young people as the initiators of change. A really nourishing and warming read for confident 'middle grade' readers. Endorsed by Amnesty International UK. Age 9-14, Paperback 413pp
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