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A day can change everything in this exclusive short story from the award-winning author of I Am Thunder, written for World Book Day 2020.
Fifteen-year-old Salma Hashbi has been caught with her boyfriend in a totally humiliating misunderstanding. Instantly accused of being easy, she is shunned by everyone at school, shamed by her community and worst of all has disappointed her mum.
Enough is enough and Salma decides to fight back against the prejudice and rumours and audition for the role of her dreams. But on the hottest day of the year, with everything against her, can Salma make it in time and show the world who she really is?
A powerful story of standing up and standing out from the Branford Boase Award-winning Muhammad Khan.
|Publication date:||20th February 2020|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Romance / Relationship Stories, School Stories|
Muhammad Khan is an engineer, a secondary-school maths teacher and YA author. His critically acclaimed debut novel I Am Thunder was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Great Read Award and TSBA Book Awards, among others making him a promising voice in the YA fiction world. He lives in South London and is studying for an MA in Creative Writing at St Mary’s. On winning the prestigious Branford Boase Award 2019 for his outstanding debut he said; ‘I am stunned, humbled and thrilled to learn that I am Thunder has won the Branford Boase Award. To do so ...More About Muhammad Khan
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