Golden Boy


Product Details

Puffin Books
Publish Date
5.0 X 7.7 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Tara Sullivan ( lives in Malden, Massachusetts. This is her first novel.


"Readers will be caught by the contemporary story of prejudice, both unspoken and violent, as tension builds to the climax."-- Booklist

"A moving novel that explores finding the worth of an individual as they see themselves, not as the world sees them."--VOYA

β˜… "A riveting snapshot of one Tanzanian boy who makes himself matter."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

β˜… "Readers will be haunted by Habo's voice as he seeks a place of dignity and respect in society. An important and affecting story."--School Library Journal, starred review

"Harrowing but ultimately redemptive... the murder of Tanzania's albinos is a real and horrific phenomenon of the past 15 years, a cold fact that makes the fictional events in 'Golden Boy' more moving and consequential than those in any dystopian young-adult chase-drama."--The Wall Street Journal

"Golden Boy is an amazing story of prejudice, bravery and acceptance. From the very first page, I was captivated by Habo and his struggle to find his place in the world."--Kristin Levine, critically acclaimed author of The Lions of Little Rock

"A commandingly written debut, Golden Boy is a moving, gorgeous account of what it means to feel profoundly different when the stakes are survival itself."--Eliot Schrefer, author of National Book Award Finalist Endangered

"Through the course of the story Habo grows from a dependent character to one who is strong enough to defend himself and others against injustice. Well-written and researched..."--LMC