The bone sparrow

Fraillon, Zana

Notes
Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he has ever known. But as he grows, his imagination gets bigger too, until it is bursting at the limits of his world. The Night Sea brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. The most vivid story of all, however, is the one that arrives one night in the form of Jimmie, a scruffy, impatient girl who appears from the other side of the wires, and brings a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it, she relies on Subhi to unravel her own family's love songs and tragedies. Subhi and Jimmie might both find a way to freedom, as their tales unfold. But not until each of them has been braver than ever before.
For primary school age.

Custom 1
Refugee children - Australia
Custom 2
Zana Fraillon
location volume edition bar code due date
Fiction - relationships B40262
Fiction - relationships B40259
10/07/2019
dewey:FRA
call #:FRA
ISBN:9780734417138073441713697815101015551510101551
pub:2016
Subjects
Level 1