Touch the Sun (The Freedom Finders) (Paperback)

By Emily Conolan

Allen & Unwin, 9781760294922, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2019

List Price: 10.99*
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To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you've ever known. It is 2011. You want nothing more than to be a journalist in Somalia like your aunty. But the truth can be dangerous—and when you and your little sister are left alone, you find yourself facing life-and-death choices at every turn. Can you escape a terrorist organization and find a safe place to call home? You'll be asked to cross a desert on foot, hide below deck in a leaky boat, and put your life in the hands of people smugglers. At every turn, the choice is yours. How far will you go for freedom?

About the Author

Emily Conolan is a writer and teacher who is also known for her humanitarian work. For her role in establishing a volunteer support network for asylum seekers in Tasmania, she has been awarded Tasmanian of the Year, Hobart Citizen of the Year, and the Tasmanian Human Rights Award. The stories of courage and resilience she has heard in the course of her work with refugees, combined with tales from her own family history, inspired her to write the Freedom Finders series.

Praise For Touch the Sun (The Freedom Finders)

“action-packed and informative.” --Imagination Soup

“…will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to school and community library fiction collections for young readers ages 9-13.” --Midwest Book Review