My name is Raphael Fernadez and I am a dumpsite boy. Three friends. Raphael, Gardo and Rat. Living on a heap of trash, a lifetime of sifting rubbish. One day they find something extraordinary - a deadly secret. From that moment they are hunted without mercy. With danger snatching at their heels, the boys are chased from the city's dirty gutters to its wealthy avenues.
Nanberry: Black Brother White French, Jackie 9780732290221 It’s and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts Nanberry, an Aboriginal boy, to raise as his son. Nanberry is clever and uses his un
It was a night without comfort, and without sleep. The rain fell without mercy, and the waves tossed the boat around like a plaything. There were no lights to head for, and there was no rescue coming. No one on Earth knew where they were, and no one even noticed that they were missing.
"Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior" is the first book in this blockbuster series by Chris Bradford. August 1611. Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan - his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins.
If white boys can't jump, can Asian kids play cricket? Lan's fed up with being called a nip. He wants to be a true blue Aussie. What better way than by playing the greatest Anglo game of all? Lan gathers a team together and defiantly gives it a name: NIPS XI. Now all they have to do is get some equipment, find a coach, get themselves a sponsor and learn the rules of the game. Then it's time to challenge the best cricket team in the district.
Is she dreaming, or has Chinese Cinderella lived a previous life? Following a fall at the river town of Fengjie, 12-year-old CC is whisked away to hospital. As she lapses in and out of consciousness, she is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange - yet somehow familiar.
When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler.
Six months after Zafir has moved to Homs from Dubai with his parents, the excitement of living in a new city has worn off. But then he sees a body thrown from a moving car, and when no one stops to help - and he's told to forget what he's seen - he realises there's a lot he doesn't understand about life in Syria. (Through My Eyes)
In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard. The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who have taught him only the ways of peace.
They said Steve Biko was a man of violence; then why did he talk of peace? They said he wanted revolution; so why did he talk of friendship? They said he died of hunger; why was his body broken and bruised? This is the story of a man's fight with the government of South Africa. It is the story of all people who prefer truth to lies. It is the story of all people who cry 'Freedom', and who are not afraid to die.
The soldiers came at dawn. Banni, sitting up in her bed, asked Malini what was happening. “We don’t know yet. Stay calm.” The voices at the door carried clearly back to them. “All of you outside—now!” “Why?” “Why? Because if you ask one more question, I will kill you. Get moving!” In the closing stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Malini and her family are herded by soldiers to the coast—where they will act as human shields....
A fabulous story of gods and demons, shapeshifters and martial arts ... It is eight years since Xuan Wu, God of the Northern Heavens, living in Hong Kong as wealthy businessman John Chen, was exiled from the mortal realm. Emma and Simone, John's daughter, are facing a new series of threats, while their best fighter, Leo, sits in Hell. (Journey to Wudang, Book 1)
When a boat carrying a group of asylum seekers is sunk by a freak wave, Faris wakes from the shipwreck in an Australia he's always dreamed of. There are kangaroos grazing under orange trees and the sky is always blue. On a nearby beach, Faris meets a group of young people who have come from far different times and places.
Each step becomes a heartbeat and I feel the distance between Omed and me closing. I remember when I first met him - when he had showed me what bravery meant. How he had stood up for what he believed. In the end that had been his undoing. The Ink Bridge is the compelling story of two young men: Omed, an Afghani refugee who flees the Taliban and undertakes a perilous journey to seek asylum in Australia; and Hector, an Australian boy afflicted by grief....
1543. Japan. A strange realm of wealth and warriors, it was said, perched on the fiery, grumbling edge of the world. Tomodachi is Japanese for “friend” and that’s just what young Daniel Marlowe is going to need, shipwrecked and separated from his father in a Japan torn by civil war. Kenji also has a problem that only a trusted friend could help with.