“a hard-hitting, gripping read, full of fierce courage in the face of injustice” GUARDIAN
Heart-stopping adventure based on real historical events…
Kereen Getten takes readers on a journey of sisterhood, struggle and survival from Jamaica to Britain. Ruth has always known her half-sister Anna isn’t like her – her almost-white skin means she is allowed certain things that Ruth can only dream of. Anna wishes she could be braver, like her sister, Ruth. But she has had to live with the fact that the smallest mistake would land not only her in danger, but Ruth and their mother too. When Ruth and Anna are shipped off to Master John’s home in London for their safety, it isn’t the haven they imagined. Their differences force them apart. Anna is allowed to stay upstairs while Ruth is banished to the servants’ quarters and forced to work. Will Anna find the courage to stand up for Ruth before it’s too late?
Published in Scholastic’s VOICES series which showcases some of the UK’s finest writers for young people and reflects the authentic, unsung stories of our past.