The other side of truth
Sade is slipping her English book into herschoolbag when her Mama screams. Two sharp cracks splinter the air."Mama mi?" She whispers
Twelve-year-old Sade's journalist father is a vocal critic of the corrupt government in Nigeria. When Sade's mother is murdered, her family sees in bloody detail the violent risks that come with exposing the truth.
Her father arranges for Sade and her younger brother to be smuggled to their uncle in London for safety. On the streets of London, the plans fall apart and they are abandoned, passed from foster home to foster home. They try to contact their uncle but he is missing. Then they learn that their father has escaped to London to find them -- but he will be sent back to Nigeria, unless Sade can find a way to tell the world what happened to her family.
Chosen by young readers as the recipient of England's prestigious Smarties Silver Medal, Beverly Naidoo's The Other Side Of Truth explores the issues of family, exile, and freedom with the same eloquence and stunning realism of her award-winning Journey To Jo'Burg.
Level 5.3, 9 Points
|Grouped Work ID||c8cf0c75-fad6-9ee1-55ff-e978d66aa3b7|
|Grouping Title||other side of truth|
|Grouping Author||naidoo beverley|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-27 04:52:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-08 04:47:39AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Smuggled out of Nigeria after their mother's murder, Sade and her younger brother are abandoned in London when their uncle fails to meet them at the airport and they are fearful of their new surroundings and of what may have happened to their journalist father back in Nigeria.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|subject_facet||Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction|
Nigerians -- England -- London -- Juvenile fiction
Refugees -- Juvenile fiction
|title_display||The other side of truth|
|title_full||The other side of truth / Beverley Naidoo|
|title_short||The other side of truth|