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By Wai Chim, Edited by Lyn White

Through My Eyes


208 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $16.99)

Publication Date: July 2018

ISBN 9781760113797

Rights: US, CA, CN, KR & TW

Allen & Unwin (Jul 2018)


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A compelling story about one boy living through the 2014 drought in Henan, China

Shaozhen has no intention of staying in his remote Henan village and becoming another poor farmer: he'll finish school, and then, hopefully, work in a factory in one of the major cities, just like his father. But when Shaozhen returns home for the summer holidays, imagining days filled with nothing but playing basketball with his friends, he's in for a shock. The worst drought in more than years threatens the crops that the entire village relies on for income. As the water situation becomes dire, Shaozhen realizes he must come up with a plan. But will it be enough to save his family and friends and secure the future of his village?


"A good choice for school and public libraries to support . . . discussion of international current events." —School Library Journal on Shahana

"This book is rich with realistic, complex details about Islam, agency, urban life, and friendship. Amina's story is at once culturally specific, unique and universal, so that readers from all walks of like will find moments of connection. Politically relevant, this timely story offers many opportunities for classroom discussion." —Booklist on Amina

"A beautifully done and very important series." —Deborah Ellis, author, The Breadwinner, on Malini

Author Biography

Wai Chim is the author of a standalone novel for older readers, Freedom Swimmer, and a junior fiction series called Chook Chook. Lyn White is an editor and teacher. Her work with refugee and migrant children motivated her to create the Through My Eyes series.