Thirteen-year-old Safiya and her family have been driven out of Syria by civil war. Safiya knows how lucky she is – lucky not to be living in a refugee camp, lucky to be alive. As they struggle to rebuild their lives, Safiya realizes that her family has always been incomplete and with her own future in the balance, it's time to uncover the secrets that war has kept buried.
Adam, dog-boy for a local knight, joins a Crusade to reclaim Jerusalem. Salim finds himself in the heart of Sultan Saladin’s camp ready to do battle against the unholy invaders. The two boys of different faiths come face to face and discover that neither is as uncivilised as the other believes.
THE FASTEST BOY IN THE WORLD
Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run and he dreams that one day he will be a gold-medal-winning athlete, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet. When his grandfather collapses on a trip to Addis Ababa, Solomon knows that he must get help from his village, a twenty-mile run from the city. Can the small bare-footed runner with the big heart do it?
THE GARBAGE KING
Dani and Mamo are two very different runaways living on the streets of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Dani has left behind a large house and a privileged background while Mamo has fled from the farm where he was kept as a slave.
At the age of eight Rashid is sold and sent far away from his home in Pakistan to work as a camel jockey. Despite becoming the star of the stable all Rashid can think of is escape.