Author(s): Rosanne Hawke
'Open your eyes. We will not hurt you.' The boy quietens; his eyes open. 'Where are you from?' The boy stares at them both; then says, 'Who will you tell?' Shahana lives alone with her young brother in the shadow of the Line of Control, the border patrolled by Pakistani and Indian soldiers that divides Kashmir in two. Life is hard, but Shahana ekes out a living with her beautiful embroidery. Then she finds a boy lying unconscious near the border. Zahid is from across the Line of Control, and Shahana takes a terrible risk by sheltering him. But how can she give Zahid up to the authorities when she knows he'll be imprisoned - or worse?
Shortlisted for Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing: Primary Single Title Category 2015.
Rosanne Hawke lives in rural South Australia. Many of her 20 books have been shortlisted or notable in Australian awards, including CBCA, and Taj and the Great Camel Trek won the 2012 SA Festival Children Book Award. For ten years Rosanne was an aidworker and teacher in the Middle East. She is a Carclew, Asialink, Varuna, and May Gibbs Fellow, and a Bard of Cornwall. Rosanne enjoys writing adventures and mysteries about history, culture, relationships, music and cats. She lectures in Creative Writing at Tabor Adelaide, and her new YA novels are The Messenger Bird and Mountain Wolf. Lyn White has been a primary school teacher-librarian and ESL teacher for more than twenty years and recently completed postgraduate studies in Editing and Communications at the University of Melbourne. Lyn is passionate about children's literature, committed to developing life-long reading habits in children and has great expertise in engaging students with quality texts and teachers