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Macmillan Children's Book

The Eleventh Trade

Author: Alyssa Hollingsworth

The Eleventh Trade

The Eleventh Trade

$16.99

About This Book

From debut author Alyssa Hollingsworth comes a story about living with fear, being a friend, and finding a new place to call home.
Page Count
304
On Sale
09/18/2018
Age Range
10-14

Book Details

From debut author Alyssa Hollingsworth comes a story about living with fear, being a friend, and finding a new place to call home.

They say you can't get something for nothing, but nothing is all Sami has. When his grandfather’s most-prized possession—a traditional Afghan instrument called a rebab—is stolen, Sami resolves to get it back. He finds it at a music store, but it costs $700, and Sami doesn’t have even one penny. What he does have is a keychain that has caught the eye of his classmate. If he trades the keychain for something more valuable, could he keep trading until he has $700? Sami is about to find out.

The Eleventh Trade is both a classic middle school story and a story about being a refugee. Alyssa Hollingsworth tackles a big issue with a light touch.

2020 UKLA Award Winner

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9781250155764

In The News

"A heartwarming story of life as a refugee, about friendship, overcoming tragedy, and an exciting quest. A classic book relevant to the events in the world today." - Jess Butterworth, author of Running on the Roof of the World

"[The Eleventh Trade] sensitively portrays the contemporary challenges faced by refugees plagued by impossibly difficult experiences to work through and the ways friends can help them find a new home." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review

"A moving debut about music and the power of community." - Booklist Online

"Sami’s story sheds light on the special challenges, determination, faith, resilience, and post-traumatic stress that impact and shape the lives of many refugees. - School Library Journal

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The Eleventh Trade

The Eleventh Trade

$16.99