Diamond Boy

ISBN-10: 0316320684
ISBN-13: 9780316320689
Author: Williams, Michael
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Publication Date: April 2016

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 400


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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile:
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 13.0
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BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Boys & Men *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes) *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty *

Description
My father says that a journey should always change your life in some way. Well, when you have nothing, I suppose a journey promises everything. "Diamonds for everyone." That's what fifteen-year-old Patson Moyo hears when his family arrives in the Marange diamond fields. Soon Patson is working in the mines along with four friends, pooling their profits for a chance at a better life. Each of them hopes to find a girazi , a priceless stone that could change their circumstances forever. But when the government's soldiers come to Marange, Patson's world is shattered. Set against the backdrop of Zimbabwe's brutal recent history, Diamond Boy is the story of a young man who succumbs to greed but finds his way out through a transformative journey to South Africa in search of his missing sister, in search of freedom, and in search of himself. A high-stakes, harrowing adventure in the blood-diamond fields of southern Africa, from the critically acclaimed author of Now Is the Time for Running .
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