THE OTHER SIDE OF TRUTH
Rebel Voices: Disruptive Stories from Trailblazing Women – a new Puffin Classics collection, celebrating International Women’s Day 2023
When twelve-year-old Sade’s mother is killed, she and her little brother Femi are forced to flee from their home in Nigeria to Britain. They’re not allowed to tell anyone – not even their best friends – as their whole journey is secret, dangerous – and illegal. Their dad promises to follow when he can, but once the children arrive in London, things go from bad to worse when they’re abandoned by the people they had been told would protect them.
Sade faces challenge after challenge – but her dad has always taught her to stand up for what is right, and to tell the truth no matter what. And with that strength of spirit in her heart, Sade will find the courage to fight for the new, happy life she, Femi and her dad deserve.
A powerful novel which explores what it means to be classified as ‘illegal’ and the difficulties which come with being a refugee – winner of the Carnegie Medal 2000.
Rebel Voices is a new six-part Puffin Classics collection of strikingly designed, highly collectible books, written by female authors, and celebrating courage, rebellion, strength and inspiration
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