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928 Miles from Home
928 Miles from Home

928 Miles from Home

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

336 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.99 (US $10.99)

Publication Date: February 2020

ISBN 9781529009224

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Feb 2020)
Macmillan Children's Books

Price: $10.99
 
 

Overview

A powerful YA novel taking on stereotypes of immigrants, and even discussing Brexit

One day 14-year-old Calum Brooks will escape his boring life and write movies. For now though, he's stuck coping alone while his dad works, writing scripts in his head and trying to stay "in" with his friends at school, who don't like new kids, especially foreign ones. When his father's new Polish girlfriend and her son, Sergei, move in, how is Calum is going to explain sharing a room with "the enemy?" When he and Sergei work together to investigate a series of local break-ins, he wonders if Sergei may be hiding something.

Reviews

"Powerful and thought provoking . . . Kim Slater's message on diversity is loud and clear." â€â€Reading Zone

Shortlisted for the The Little Rebels Children's Book Award, a prize for radical fiction aimed at children aged 0-12. The award is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, who call it "a gripping novel which deftly navigates timely issues of class and prejudice."

Author Biography

Kim Slater's is the author of Smart and A Seven Letter Word.