Nowhere Boy

(Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children’s, August 2018)

Fourteen-year-old Ahmed fled a life of uncertainty and suffering in Syria, only to lose his father on the perilous journey to the shores of Europe. Thirteen-year-old Max never wanted to move from America to Brussels, Belgium and continue his life of failure, this time at a French-speaking school. But with one startling discovery, Max and Ahmed’s worlds collide, changing everything they know about heroism, hope, and love. 

Available in translation in French, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Greek, Portuguese (Brazil edition, Portugal edition), Korean, Chinese, Polish, Czech, and Mandarin.

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“A captivating book situated in present-day discourse around the refugee crisis.” —Kirkus, Starred Review
“A complicated and realistic story of European geopolitics past and present.” –BCCB, Starred Review

“A hopeful story about recovery, empathy and the bravery of young people.” –Booklist

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for August 2018!

A People magazine August 2018 Kid Pick!