The Other Side of Truth

The Other Side of Truth

by Beverley Naidoo

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Overview

Will the truth harm them — or save them?

When Nigeria's corrupt military government kills their mother, twelve-year-old Sade and her brother Femi think their lives are over. Out of fear for their safety, their father, an outspoken journalist, decides to smuggle the children out of Nigeria and into London, where their uncle lives. But when they get to the cold and massive city, they find themselves lost and alone, with no one to trust and no idea when — or if — they will ever see their father again.

The Other Side of Truth is a gripping adventure story about courage, family, and the power of truth.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064410021
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/24/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 148,570
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Beverley Naidoo grew up in South Africa under apartheid. She says: "As a white child I didn't question the terrible injustices until I was a student. I decided then that unless I joined the resistance, I was part of the problem." Beverley Naidoo was detained without trial when she was twenty-one and later went into exile in Britain, where she has since lived.

Her first children's book, Journey to Jo'burg, was banned in South Africa until 1991, but it was an eye-opener for thousands of readers worldwide. Her characters in Chain of Fire, No Turning Back, and Out of Bounds face extraordinary challenges in a society she describes as "more dangerous than any fantasy." She has won many awards for her writing, including the Carnegie Medal, the Jane Addams Book Award, and the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults for The Other Side of Truth, about two refugee children smuggled to London who are also featured in Web of Lies.

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