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Out of Shadows

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book (nominee)
Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel
A compelling, thought-provoking novel about race, bullying and the need to belong, set in Africa.

If I stood you in front of a man, pressed a gun into your palm and told you to squeeze the trigger, would you do it?
No, Sir, No way!
What if I then told you we'd gone back in time and his name was Adolf Hitler?
Would you do it then?

Set in Zimbabwe in the 1980s, just after the war for independence, a young English boy, Jacklin, is torn between his black friends at school and his sympathy for the colonial whites after witnessing the compulsory land seizures by Robert Mugabe's government.

But with an imminent visit by Robert Mugabe to the school, Jacklin realizes that Ivan, his white supremacist schoolmate, plans to assassinate the black leader. The novel leaves us with the moral dilemma - in hindsight, should Jacklin have killed Ivan or let Ivan kill Robert Mugabe?

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"Honest, brave and devastating - more than just memorable. Its impossible to look away." - Markus Zusak


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Hardback Editions

January 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Out of Shadows (Costa Book Award - Children's Book Award)
Author(s): Jason Wallace
ISBN: 0-8234-2342-5 / 978-0-8234-2342-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holiday House
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Out of Shadows
Author(s): Jason Wallace
ISBN: 0-09-957526-4 / 978-0-09-957526-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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December 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Out of Shadows
Author(s): Jason Wallace
ISBN: 0-8234-2436-7 / 978-0-8234-2436-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holiday House
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Out of Shadows
Author(s): Jason Wallace
ISBN: 1-84939-048-7 / 978-1-84939-048-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
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Audio Editions

April 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Out of Shadows
Author(s): Jason Wallace
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Out of Shadows
Author(s): Jason Wallace
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Out of Shadows
Author(s): Jason Wallace
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Out of Shadows (Costa Book Award - Children's Book Award)
Author(s): Jason Wallace
Publisher: Holiday House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Out of Shadows
Author(s): Jason Wallace
Publisher: Andersen Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA