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Now Is the Time for Running - Michael Williams
Now Is the Time for Running
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Just down the road from their families, Deo and his friends play soccer in the dusty fields of Zimbabwe, cheered on by Deo's older brother, Innocent. It is a day like any other . . . until the soldiers arrive and Deo and Innocent are forced to run for their lives, fleeing the wreckage of their... show more
Just down the road from their families, Deo and his friends play soccer in the dusty fields of Zimbabwe, cheered on by Deo's older brother, Innocent. It is a day like any other . . . until the soldiers arrive and Deo and Innocent are forced to run for their lives, fleeing the wreckage of their village for the distant promise of safe haven. Along the way, they face the prejudice and poverty that await refugees everywhere, and must rely on the kindness of people they meet to make it through. But when tragedy strikes, Deo's love of soccer is all he has left. Can he use that gift to find hope once more?Relevant, timely, and accessibly written, Now Is the Time For Running is a staggering story of survival that follows Deo and his mentally handicapped older brother on a transformative journey that will stick with readers long after the last page.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316077903 (0316077909)
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it
4.0 A Brother’s Love
At the beginning of the story, Deo, a fourteen-year-old Zimbabwean boy, has not seen much of the world. He plays soccer with his friends. He keeps an eye on his very special older brother Innocent, a sweet but damaged young man who suffered a brain injury at birth. Innocent is one of the most irresi...
STARSZBOOKS
STARSZBOOKS rated it
5.0 Now Is the Time for Running
Tear Jerking. Action packed with a sentimental feel to it.
Manga Maniac Cafe
Manga Maniac Cafe rated it
4.0
4 1/2 stars. Very moving read about a young refugee. I don't think I would have been able to keep going if I was in Deo's shoes. The things people to do each other is enough to break your heart.Full review soon at www.mangamaniaccafe.com
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0 Now Is the Time for Running
Powerful, gripping story of persecution and survival set in contemporary Zimbabwe.
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