Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly

Recommended by Heather Upperton

Form and genre:  Prose

Length: 380 pages

Summary:

Lalani must face her history and culture (and some mythical beings) to do something no girl from her island has done before!

Age recommendation and challenging content: Year 7/KS3

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Great and rich culture, loosely based in the author’s Filipino background