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Book Title: Guantanamo Boy|
The author of the book: Anna Perera
Edition: Puffin Books
Date of issue: March 24th 2009
ISBN 13: 9780141326078
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Khalid, a fifteen-year-old Muslim boy from Rochdale, is abducted from Pakistan while on holiday with his family. He is taken to Guantanamo Bay and held without charge, where his hopes and dreams are crushed under the cruellest of circumstances. An innocent denied his freedom at a time when Western boys are finding theirs, Khalid tries and fails to understand what's happening to him and cannot fail to be a changed young man.
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Read information about the authorAnna was born in London to a Sri Lankan, Buddhist father and Irish, Catholic mother and grew up twenty miles away. After teaching English in two secondary schools in London, she ran a unit for teenage boys who were excluded from school and later did an MA in Writing For Children at Winchester University. She lives in London and has a grown-up son.
In 2006, she attended a gig for the charity, Reprieve.org at The Globe Theatre where she learnt children had also been abducted and rendered to Guantanamo Bay. This event was the inspiration for the critically acclaimed novel which has been translated into several languages and nominated for many awards, including shortlisting for The Costa Children’s Book Award.
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