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…If I Grow Up…

Nicki Cornwell

What would happen if you had to escape your life and start again in another country? If you hadn’t got anywhere to live, if you couldn’t speak the language, if you had no school to go to?

  • New title
  • ISBN 9781800421639
  • Published Apr 2022
  • 198 x 129mm (150 pages)

£10.99

What would happen if you had to escape your life and start again in another country? If you hadn’t got anywhere to live, if you couldn’t speak the language, if you had no school to go to?

In '...If I Grow up...' the bad men emerge from the forests. So Tez, Adi, their three younger siblings and their mother flee from the Congo and become asylum seekers in the UK. They think they’ll be safe. But that’s not how it is!

They meet new friends, they experience racist insults, and they long for a home of their own. But just as life takes a turn for the better, a fresh disaster happens. We find out what happens through the eyes of ten year old Tez the rebel, and twelve year old Adi, the big sister who always behaves as she should.

Despite the traumatic situations they encounter, this is a story about human kindness that shines with love and hope.


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