The Bone Sparrow – Fraillon, Zana

<p>The Bone Sparrow</p>

Title

The Bone Sparrow

Author

Fraillon, Zana

Publisher

Lothian

Published Date

2016

Annotation

Jimmie is a young girl living just outside an Australian detention centre, while inside Subhi, a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar, lives in the only home he has ever known. Hardships are portrayed with detailed realism. Yet both ten-year-olds have stories given to them by their mothers that support them through harrowing life experiences.

Key Concepts

Hope, Detention centres, Friendship, Refugees, Resilience

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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