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Publication Date: 6 Jun 2019
Subject: Children's novels
Suitable for: Primary (Year 5, Year 6, Year 7)
AR: 5.5 MY
RRP £7.99 Save 26%
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A girl finds comfort in ballet lessons as she adjusts to life in Britain after fleeing Syria with her family.
Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria.
When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes that Aya has the potential to earn a prestigious ballet scholarship.
But at the same time, Aya and her family must fight to be allowed to remain in the country, to make a home for themselves and to find Aya's father - separated from the rest of the family during the journey from Syria.
Librarian's note - Encompasses themes of resilience, courage, empathy
NOTE: Empathy Lab 2020 - Primary List
A well written poignant and emotional roller coaster of a story with characters you can relate to and root for. An excellent read and a must have for UKS2/KS3 collections. Great for empathy selections too!
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