Boy, Everywhere by A. M. Dassu


Reviewed by our Children’s Bookseller, Alex:

The moving story of how a life can be turned upside down in a second. Sami and his family live a familiar life, his Mum and Dad are professionals, Sami’s passions are football and computer games and then one day, life as he knows it is gone. Suddenly he has nothing but the clothes on his back and the few possessions in his rucksack. He’s hungry, cold, he’s an inconvenience wherever he goes. A moving tale of our times and a story which is sure to get children thinking.

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Chronicles the harrowing journey taken by Sami and his family from privilege to poverty, across countries and continents, from a comfortable life in Damascus 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’.

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