by Siobhan Curham - £6.99 Walker Books Ltd (2018)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781406379235 | ISBN 10: 1406379239
An uplifting story of friendship, unity and hope that highlights the important and topical issues surrounding young carers and young refugees.
Fourteen-year-old Stevie lives in Lewes with her beloved vinyl collection, her mum ... and her mum's depression. When Stevie's mum's disability benefits are cut, Stevie and her mother are plunged into a life of poverty. But irrepressible Stevie is determined not to be beaten and she takes inspiration from the lyrics of her father's 1980s record collection and dreams of a life as a musician.
Then she meets Hafiz, a talented footballer and a Syrian refugee. Hafiz's parents gave their life savings to buy Hafiz a safe passage to Europe; his journey has been anything but easy. Then he meets Stevie... As Stevie and Hafiz's friendship grows, they encourage each other to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.
For readers aged: 12+
(Price & availability last checked: August 2018)
In booklists: Poverty and Inequality - Books for Children and Young Adults, Fiction - Young Adults, Immigration, Refugees & Asylum Seekers: Books for Teenagers, In categories: Childrens & Teenage Books, Fiction, Anti-Racism,