Written by Jane Mitchell
Published by Little Island Books
Azari’s life has been split in two and the halves are as different as lemons and mangoes. Running links the two parts of her life: sometimes when she runs it is because she wants to, because she feels strong and free. But sometimes it is because she has no other choice.
When Azari and her mother flee for their lives to Ireland they are put in a centre for asylum seekers. They must share a room with a stranger, eat food they don’t know the name of and answer intrusive questions from authorities. Azari’s life has secrets. Will she ever be able to stop running?
Publication Date: January 2023
Available As: Paperback, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older
Community Represented: Unspecified
Themes: Coming of Age, Family Relationship: Extended, Family Relationship: Parents, Refugee Camp, Refugee: Asylee, Refugee: Economic Crisis, Refugee: Sexual Violence, Trauma & Healing, Trauma & Healing: Physical Assault
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee
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