The Other Side of Truth

by Beverley Naidoo

On Sale: 04/13/2010

The Other Side of Truth

by Beverley Naidoo

On Sale: 04/13/2010

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New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

Los Angeles Times Book Prize

IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice

Guardian Award for Children's Fiction (UK)

Jane Addams Book Award

School Library Journal Best Book

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

Publishers Weekly Best Book

New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”

Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)

ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice

Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts (NCTE)

Carnegie Medal

ALA Notable Children’s Book

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

About the Book

Will the truth harm them -- or save them?

When Nigeria's corrupt military government kills their mother, twelve-year-old Sade and her brother Femi think their lives are over. Out of fear for their safety, their father, an outspoken journalist, decides to smuggle the children out of Nigeria and into London, where their uncle lives. But when they get to the cold and massive city, they find themselves lost and alone, with no one to trust and no idea when -- or if -- they will ever see their father again.

The Other Side of Truth is a gripping adventure story about courage, family, and the power of truth.

Critical Praise

“Vivid portrayal of complex people caught in complex webs using their culture for strength in a time of need.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062007896
  • ISBN 10: 0062007890
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/13/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Africa
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Africa
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
  • BISAC10 : JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women

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