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The books in this section have been selected for children who are entering secondary school and dealing with changing ideas and environment and with numerous questions. Reading stories of other children dealing with situations is reassuring, inspiring and stimulation for different ways to think about an issue.
An excellent book to inspire young girls into science. Contains both well known and lesser known scientists from Jane Goodall the primatologist to the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Eve’s sister Rosie is a happy, confident and bubbly girl who is murdered. Six months later she meets Anthony and realises he was there when her elder sister was murdered, but did nothing about it . How does Eve come to terms with this information? Based on a true story, ‘Hate’, provides us an opportunity to understand the place of loss, friendship, courage, prejudice, bigotry and forgiveness in our communities.
Xiomara talks less and uses her fists more. She too has secrets like others that the world may not want to hear, but she finds her voice and stands up for herself. The novel is written in slam poetry style
Anna sees Hitler’s posters all over Berlin, she is not sure who he is and her parents keep saying it is not safe here for Jews. One day Anna and her brother find that their father has suddenly gone, but their mother reassures them that they will join him soon, secretly. Based on the author’s own life.
Parvana is an 11 year old girl living in Kabul, Afghanistan in a bombed-out apartment. Her father, who was a history teacher, when there was a school, has been arrested for having a foreign education by the Taliban. Girls are forbidden to earn money, but as her family’s situation becomes desperate, she has no choice but to transform herself into a boy and become the breadwinner for the family.
A young officer describes his a day fighting in the first world war, while reflecting on his life. A very moving and well researched book by the acclaimed author. The book won the Blue Peter Book Award.
Mamo and Dani have both run away from home and meet in Addis Ababa in a graveyard. One of them is poor and the other is rich. They join the gang of homeless street boys, who are survive by trusting and depending upon each other.