A few seconds, that is all. Later, it will always seem much longer.
In a single moment, Sade's entire world is shattered by the same bullets that kill her mother. Forced to flee for their own lives, Sade and her brother journey to England. Leaving behind their homes and family in Nigeria is hard enough. But they soon learn, escaping injustice is much harder...
Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2000
Winner of the Smarties Silver Medal 2000
Winner of the Library Association's Award 2001