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Boy, Everywhere

By A. M. Dassu
Illustrated by Zainab 'Daby' Faidhi

Sami and his family are forced to flee their comfortable life in Damascus, via a smuggler's den in Turkey, to an uncertain life beyond. A story of survival, of family, of bravery ... and of how thin the line is between "them" and "us".

Boy, Everywhere 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. Once safe in the U.K., Sami is bullied and decides he'd do just about anything to return to Damascus - including, possibly, becoming a stowaway. His is a story of survival, of family, of bravery... and of how thin the line is between "them" and "us". How far would you go to find your way back home?

  • Brings the hidden reality of immigration to life
  • Empathy-building adventure
  • Challenges stereotypes

About the author

A.M. Dassu is a writer and magistrate. She is the Deputy Editor of SCBWI-BI's Words and Pictures magazine and a Director of Inclusive Minds. In 2017 she won the international We Need Diverse Books YA mentorship award. Her work has been published by The Huffington Post, TES, SCOOP, Lee & Low and DK Books. 'Boy, Everywhere' is her debut novel and she has used her publishing advances to assist Syrian refugees in her city and set up a grant to support an unpublished refugee or immigrant writer.

ISBN: 9781910646649
Imprint: Old Barn Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 6, 2021
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 288pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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