Published September 1st 2014
Robert Hillman Malini
Through My Eyes series
Allen & Unwin 2014 $19.99pb 190pp
ISBN 978 1 7433 1255 1
Themes: Civil War – Sri Lanka/ Conflict Zones/ Sisters/ Survival
Malini has been used to a comfortable life-style, her own bedroom and the prospects of a good and on-going education. Then as the Civil War in Sri Lanka moves toward a terrible and bloody ending, soldiers appear in the town and everything changes. Malini finds herself as the guardian of her much younger sister, alone in a forest and searching for a way to find her grandfather’s house – her parents and old comfortable life vanished. This is just one of a number of really useful titles in the series about children living in contemporary conflict zones. Google Through My Eyes for a complete list of the titles and a background to them.
Year 7 up/ Age 11 up