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Title:
Boy, Everywhere
Written by:
A.M. Dassu 
Read by:
Felix Star 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
7 hours 35 minutes 
Published:
November 01 2021 
Available Date:
November 01 2021 
Age Category:
Children (10+) 
ISBN:
9781867581413 
Genres:
Fiction; Children; Children's Fiction; General Fiction 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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Award winning author

Shortlisted Diverse Book Award / Best Children's Novel 2021
Longlisted UKLA Book Awards 2022
Winner Little Rebels Award 2021

A story of survival, family and bravery. In a world where we are told to see refugees as 'other', this story reminds listeners that 'they' are also 'us'.

Sami loves his life in Damascus, Syria. He hangs out with his best friend playing video games, he's trying out for the football team, he adores his family and gets annoyed by them in equal measure. But his comfortable life gets sidetracked abruptly after a bombing in a nearby shopping mall. Knowing that the violence will only get worse, Sami's parents decide they must flee their home for the safety of the UK. Boy, Everywhere chronicles their harrowing journey and struggle to settle in a new land. Forced to sell all their belongings and leave their friends and beloved grandmother behind, Sami and his family travel across the Middle East to Turkey, where they end up in a smuggler's den. From there, they cross the treacherous waters of the Mediterranean and manage to fly to England only to be separated and detained in an immigration prison for the crime of seeking asylum. Yet the transition from refugee to immigrant in a new life will be the greatest challenge Sami has ever faced.

'Compelling, informative, hopeful.'
Kirkus Reviews

'Carefully researched, wholly convincing, it's a gripping, uncompromising debut, super-charged with the power of empathy.'
The Guardian

'A story that everyone should read, written with empathy, tenderness and hope.'
Patrice Lawrence

'Sami's story is gripping, heart-breaking and realistic, told with devastating clarity and compassion.'
Liz Flanagan