This is a contemporary tale about two friends – one of whom, Asra, is an asylum seeker from an unnamed Eastern European country. The other, Ruby Tanya, is the daughter of a local man who is campaigning against the presence of asylum seekers in his community. During a dramatic explosion at the girls’ school, a young teacher is killed. The asylum seekers at the local camp are blamed, and local people begin to argue that they should be deported.
Publisher/Producer: London, Great Britain: Doubleday Children's Books
Publication Date: 2004
Availability: This resource may be free from your local library or purchased from the publisher.