About the Book
Sami is from a Damascus and is fairly comfortable but sadly after the war comes too close, Sami's family decide to leave and this story is about the incredible adversity they all encountered both on their way to the UK and whilst here too. There are some truly heartbreaking challenges. This book need to be read by all children.
This debut middle-grade novel chronicles the harrowing journey taken by Sami and his family from privilege to poverty, across countries and continents, from a comfortable life in Damascus, via a smuggler's den in Turkey, to a prison in Manchester. A story of survival, of family, of bravery ... In a world where we are told to see refugees as the 'other', this story will remind readers that 'they' are also 'us'.