"Kids will tune in to this book's clear message about appearances." --Publishers Weekly
"A worthy subject that should give kids plenty to think about." -Kirkus Reviews
"This book will not only be enjoyed by teen readers for its entertaining story, but also for its statement about prejudice. Zephaniah is not just telling a story of a brave and inspiring young man, he is also teaching readers an important lesson through the voice of Martin." -VOYA
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About the author
Benjamin Zephaniah is a British performance poet who travels on literary world tours for the British Council. He is the author of a number of acclaimed novels for young adults, including Refugee Boy and the upcoming Gangsta Rap. He lives in England. Visit his Web site at www.benjaminzephaniah.com.
About the Author
Benjamin Zephaniah is a high-profile international author, with an enormous breadth of appeal, equally popular with both adults and children. He is most well known for his performance poetry with a political edge for adults and ground-breaking performance poetry for children, and his novels for young people include Face, Refugee Boy, Gangsta Rap and Teacher's Dead. As well as poetry and novels, he writes plays and music.
"This book will not only be enjoyed by teen readers for its entertaining story, but also for its statement about prejudice."