The Bone Sparrow by Zana Frallion

Recommended by Rosie Shaw (@rosieshaw44)

Form and genre: Novel

Length: 284 pages

Summary: The Bone Sparrow is a meeting of two worlds- Subhi a refugee who has spent his whole life in a camp; a boy with a wild imagination and a desire to know about the world outside the fence and Jimmie a young girl who shows him.

Age recommendation and challenging content: Violence and upsetting scenes. Death. Would recommend for Y7 upwards.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Cultural value for other lives, societies and refugees. Captivating and vividly written.