Since her father left Lebanon to find work and her mother tragically died in a shell attack, ten-year-old Ayesha has been living in the bomb-ravaged city of Beirut with her granny and her two younger brothers. When Granny falls desperately ill Ayesha sets off on a terrifying journey across no man's land to reach a doctor living in enemy territory.
- Heroism and bravery
- Selected by Diverse Voices as one of the top 50 books about cultural diversity
- 128 pages
- requires sustained reading between sessions. Best read as a class novel with key extracts selected for guided reading
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