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Grades 5 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.3n/a

Sade is slipping her English book into her
schoolbag when her Mama screams. Two sharp
cracks splinter the air.
"Mama mi?" She whispers

Twelve-year-old Sade's journalist father is a vocal critic of the corrupt government in Nigeria. When Sade's mother is murdered, her family sees in bloody detail the violent risks that come with exposing the truth.

Her father arranges for Sade and her younger brother to be smuggled to their uncle in London for safety. On the streets of London, the plans fall apart and they are abandoned, passed from foster home to foster home. They try to contact their uncle but he is missing. Then they learn that their father has escaped to London to find them -- but he will be sent back to Nigeria, unless Sade can find a way to tell the world what happened to her family.

Chosen by young readers as the recipient of England's prestigious Smarties Silver Medal, Beverly Naidoo's The Other Side Of Truth explores the issues of family, exile, and freedom with the same eloquence and stunning realism of her award-winning Journey To Jo'Burg.

Library Binding, 252 pages
Published on December 24, 2002 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756989418
ISBN-13: 9780756989415
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  • KatrinaFriday, June 2, 2017 at 3:32 am
    This is such a good book It is so good that you have to read it like 11 times well that is what Katrina myself did
    • allstarcar6
      allstarcar6Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1:26 pm55 stars
      It is a really good book so far. A lot of bad things have happened to her family so far, but she has been trying her best and suffering. She had survived it so far.