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Boy, Everywhere

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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award 2021

'Deeply empathetic, Boy Everywhere is essential reading. Once started, it is not easy to put down; once finished, it's not easy to forget' - North Somerset Teacher's Award 

 13 Year-old Sami loves his friends, football, PlayStation and iPad. But a bombing in a shopping mall changes his life. Sami and his family flee their comfortable home in Damascus to make the perilous and painful journey towards a new life in the UK.

Leaving everything behind, Sami discovers a world he'd never encountered – harsh, dangerous, but also at times unexpectedly kind and hopeful.

Read an extract here

UK teacher's resource prepared by Manchester Metropolitan University / Manchester Children's Book Festival available to download here.

20-page U.S. Teacher's Guide prepared by A.M. Dassu's North American publisher Lee & Low Books available here

Audio edition due from Bolinda Audio in October 2021.

Available to buy on these sites (click on your favourite for direct link): 

Waterstones   Foyles  Hive  Bookshop.org BookwagonUK

Blackwells Amazon WHSmith Books etc

Add it to Goodreads here

288pp; PB; ISBN 9781910646649; eBook available (9781910646656)