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Naidoo, Beverley.

New York : HarperCollins, 2001
IL 5-8, RL 5.8
ISBN 0060296283
Life for 12-year-old Sade Solaja is about to change drastically.  She and her younger brother Femi live in Lagos, Nigeria with their parents.  Her father is a journalist who has been risking his safety to speak out against the government.  An assassination attempt on him has killed Sade's mother and now there are threats against the children.  Father has made arrangements for the children to be smuggled out of the country.  He will join them as soon as he can.  Sade and Femi are sent to London disguised as the children of a woman who has papers.  The woman seems very strange to the children but they must pretend to be her children just for the flight.  When they get to London, they will be delivered to their uncle who will take care of them until their father can join them.  Things go terribly wrong when they get to London though.  The woman abandons them and leaves them alone in a strange city with very little money.  They are able to find their way to their uncle's college only to find that he is missing.  No one has seen him for the past week.  Alone and broke, the children are desperate.  But they know they are in the country illegally and can't ask for help.  What will become of them?  Would you be able to survive in a foreign city with no money?  Find out what happens to the children.
SUBJECTS:     Nigerians -- England -- London -- Fiction.
                        Refugees -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.


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