When Morning Comes

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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Tradewind Books
Publish Date
Pages
232
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.7 X 8.5 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Library Binding
EAN/UPC
9781896580692
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About the Author

Arushi Raina grew up in South Africa. She now lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Reviews

"The story is easily relatable for today's teens. The narrative is spare and engaging, but it also unloads a wealth of information about the time and a vivid sense of the setting...An eye-opening view of a rarely covered time and place in YA literature, this title offers rich opportunities for discussion and classroom sharing."--School Library Journal
"Readers...will recognize parallel themes from youth involvement in the American civil rights movement (and) historical fiction fans will find common ground here with teens who favor dramatic thrillers."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A simply riveting read from cover to cover, When Morning Comes is especially recommended for both school and community library YA Fiction collections."--Midwest Book Review
"It's a strong novel—it's political, it's historical, it's gripping, it's well written: clear, well paced, and with high stakes…Raina is definitely an author to watch."--School Library Journal blog
"Explosively powerful and agonizingly raw, the novel highlights the harsh realities of life in apartheid South Africa and is a timely reminder of the sacrifices involved in deconstructing an unjust social order…The stakes are high, the four voices powerful and committed, and the power of youth to effect political change is exposed in this tense, and often violent novel…The representations of different cultural groups are nuanced and complex, without resorting to stereotypes…An important story."--Geoffrey Bilson Award Jury
"When Morning Comes is a multi-faceted novel that covers many important themes… Arushi Raina employs plot, characterization, and narrative style to advance the themes with sophistication."--Africana Book Award Jury
"Arushi Raina employs plot, characterization, and narrative style to advance (her) themes with sophistication. In the process of crossing boundaries, (her characters) evolve into strong friends, compassionate human beings, and responsible citizens."--Africana Book Award Committee
★ "The presentation of characters with different racial identities beautifully highlights how those identities shape the characters' understandings and experiences...Readers who love the fast pace and high stakes of dystopian teen literature should snag this book. This timely reminder of the power and passion of young people contextualizes current student protests by honoring those of the past."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ "Raina's story powerfully demonstrates the high stakes of the teenagers' choices while maintaining a bracing pace that builds steady tension. Each character's distinct voice contributes to a sense of imminent change...A riveting and accomplished debut."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
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