Exciting news! Zana Fraillon’s moving novel The Bone Sparrow, telling the tale of a friendship between a boy born in a refugee camp (Subhi) and a girl on the ‘outside’ (Jimmie), has now been shortlisted for The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. It is one of only four titles shortlisted for this prestigious international prize. Congratulations, Zana, and good luck for the winner’s announcement on 17 November.
Check out this article to learn more about Zana’s thinking behind the book, and if you’re lucky you might see her next time you’re in the bookshop. It’s suitable for readers aged 11 and up.
The Bone Sparrow – Zana Fraillon – PB – Lothian – $20