Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat's son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day - so he's lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players - teachers and pupils alike - will never be the same again... The tragedy of OTHELLO is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington, D.C. schoolyard, where the kids practice a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers. Watching over the shoulders of four eleven-year-olds, this is a story of friends torn apart by jealousy, bullying and betrayal.
New Boy by Tracy Chevalier, narrated by n/a
(01 Apr 2018)