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THE OTHER SIDE OF TRUTH
New York : HarperCollins,
IL 5-8, RL 5.8
for 12-year-old Sade Solaja is about to change drastically. She and
her younger brother Femi live in Lagos, Nigeria with their parents.
Her father is a journalist who has been risking his safety to speak out
against the government. An assassination attempt on him has killed
Sade's mother and now there are threats against the children. Father
has made arrangements for the children to be smuggled out of the country.
He will join them as soon as he can. Sade and Femi are sent to London
disguised as the children of a woman who has papers. The woman seems
very strange to the children but they must pretend to be her children just
for the flight. When they get to London, they will be delivered to
their uncle who will take care of them until their father can join them.
Things go terribly wrong when they get to London though. The woman
abandons them and leaves them alone in a strange city with very little
money. They are able to find their way to their uncle's college only
to find that he is missing. No one has seen him for the past week.
Alone and broke, the children are desperate. But they know they are
in the country illegally and can't ask for help. What will become
of them? Would you be able to survive in a foreign city with no money?
Find out what happens to the children.
Nigerians -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
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