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Boy Overboard

Morris Gleitzman writes of Jamal, who just wants to play football, but with a sister defying Taliban curfews and parents running an illegal school, his problems escalate until the whole family must flee Afghanistan in...

May Tang

The Australian government and the Tiananmen square incident in 1989 are looked at through a decision-making lens that a family must make when confronted with the incident.

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The Kite Runner

This novel follows the flight of Amir’s family from Afghanistan in the wake of the Soviet invasion and the persecution of Hazaras under the Taliban.

Child Soldier

This is a powerful true story of Keitetsi, a child soldier who joined the Ugandan National Resistance Army at just eight years old.