Boy, Everywhere

About The Book

"A story of survival, of family, of bravery"

Sami’s privileged life in Damascus is torn apart after a bomb attack on a shopping mall, which forces his family to leave his home in Syria, bound for England. He thinks it’s his fault, but is it? Will they survive the journey, can he trust his new friends – and will Sami ever find somewhere to call home again? From privilege to poverty, across countries and continents, locked up in a smuggler’s apartment, imprisoned and bullied at home in the UK, this is a coming-of-age story of friendship, family, belonging and fighting for a better future.

Themes: Refugees, Identity, Family, Racial Equality, Poverty

Cover design by Daby Zainab Faidhi

Check out the Author

A. M. Dassu is a writer of both fiction and non fiction books. She is the deputy editor of SCBWI-BI’s Words & Pictures magazine and a director at Inclusive Minds. She won the international We Need Diverse Books mentorship award in 2017. A. M. Dassu’s debut middle grade novel Boy, Everywhere was published in October 2020. Find out more at her website or on Twitter.

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