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By Rosanne Hawke, Edited by Lyn White

Through My Eyes


216 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $17.99)

Publication Date: May 2016

ISBN 9781743312469

Rights: US, CA, CN, KR & TW

Allen & Unwin (May 2016)

Price: $12.99


A moving story of one child's life in a conflict zone: Shahana, a young girl living in war-torn Kashmir

"Open your eyes. We will not hurt you."The boy quietens; his eyes open."Where are you from?"The boy stares at them both; then says, "Who will you tell?"Shahana lives alone with her young brother in the shadow of the Line of Control, the border patrolled by Pakistani and Indian soldiers that divides Kashmir in two. Life is hard, but Shahana ekes out a living with her beautiful embroidery. Then she finds a boy lying unconscious near the border. Zahid is from across the Line of Control, and Shahana takes a terrible risk by sheltering him. But how can she give Zahid up to the authorities when she knows he'll be imprisoned—or worse? An unforgettable novel about one young girl in war-torn Kashmir.


"A good choice for school and public libraries to support...discussion of international current events."  —School Library Journal, July 2016 issue

Author Biography

Rosanne Hawke is an award-winning South Australian author. Her books include The Keeper, Soraya, The Storyteller, Mustara, The Messenger Bird, and Taj and the Great Camel Trek, which won the 2012 Adelaide Festival Children's Literature Award. She lectures in Creative Writing at Tabor Adelaide. Lyn White is an editor and teacher. Her work with refugee and migrant children motivated her to create a series that spoke of their experiences, and led to the Through My Eyes series, which includes Amina, Naveed, and Zafir.