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Garbage King, The by Elizabeth Laird (half set, 15 books)

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Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's new novel takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey. When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway. Dani is rich, educated -- and fleeing his tyrannical father. Together they join a gang of homeless street boys who survive only by mutual bonds of trust and total dependence on each other.

  • themes: Homelessness, friendship, child labour, family
  • set in Ethiopia
  • 336 pages
  • longer novel, will require sustained reading between sessions is used as a guided reading book

 

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