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Boy, Everywhere

Boy, Everywhere

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Nominated for the Carnegie Medal and 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 from Bolinda Audio.

Available to buy on these sites or from your local indie via Litalist

Waterstones   Foyles  Hive BookwagonUK

Blackwells Amazon WHSmith Books etc

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

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