One Shadow On The Wall

ISBN-10: 1481462962
ISBN-13: 9781481462969
Author: Henderson, Leah
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: June 2018

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 448


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Lexile: 760L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 15.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying

Description
An orphaned boy in contemporary Senegal must decide between doing what is right and what is easy as he struggles to keep a promise he made to his dying father in this captivating debut novel laced with magical realism. Eleven-year-old Mor was used to hearing his father's voice, even if no one else could since his father's death. It was comforting. It was also a reminder that Mor had made a promise to his father before he passed: keep your sisters safe. Keep the family together . But almost as soon as they are orphaned, that promise seems impossible to keep. With an aunt from the big city ready to separate him and his sisters as soon as she arrives, and a gang of boys from a nearby village wanting everything he has-including his spirit-Mor is tested in ways he never imagined. With only the hot summer months to prove himself, Mor must face a choice. Does he listen to his father and keep his heart true, but risk breaking his promise through failure? Or is it easier to just join the Danka Boys, whom in all their maliciousness are at least
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