New City – Abela, Deborah

<p>New City</p>

Title

New City

Author

Abela, Deborah

Publisher

Penguin Books Australia

Published Date

2014

Annotation

This novel’s premise is that governments worldwide are not caring for the world thus creating climate change and environmental disaster. Isabella and her friends leave their flooded city for New City. One group is ‘ruling’, another forms the refugees, accused of stealing, who have left behind floods and are imprisoned in a camp on the city’s edge. A metaphorical story to be read on several levels.

Key Concepts

Asylum seekers, Friendship, Refugees

Audience

Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK134, ACHASSK135, ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141