Age Range 11 and above
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace
Book about Zimbabwe after the war. “It’s very good. We have been discussing about racism, division, colonisation etc”
Gorilla Dawn by Gill Lewis
A book about the eastern DRC conflict
In the Sea There Are Crocodiles (Adult Edition) by Fabio Geda and Howard Curtis
A book about the long journey an Afghan refugee boy took, truly amazing.
An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo
Inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II.
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Told in the voice of Private Tommo Peaceful, the story follows twenty-four hours at the front, and captures his memories of his family and his village life – by no means as tranquil as it appeared.
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo (Author), Michael Foreman (Illustrator)
A heart-warming tale of courage and warmth, set against the backdrop of the second world war, about an abandoned village, a lifelong friendship and a very adventurous cat.
A Medal for Leroy by Michael Morpurgo
Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army, award-winning author Michael Morpurgo delivers a richly layered and memorable story of identity, history, and family.
The Kites Are Flying! by Michael Morpurgo (Author), Laura Carlin (Illustrator), Jeremy Bowen (Contributor)
Travelling to the West Bank to witness first hand what life is like for Palestinians and Jews living in the shadow of a dividing wall, journalist Max strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic Palestinian boy, Said. Together the two sit under an ancient olive tree while Said makes another of his kites. When Said takes Max home, the reporter learns of the terrible events in the family’s past and begins to understand why Said does not speak. Told from both Max’s and Said’s points of view, Morpurgo has created a beautiful tale of tragedy and hope with an ending that rings with joy.