Mother Tongue

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Mother Tongue
Written by Julie Mayhew
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 1536202630
ISBN-13: 9781536202632
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Mother Tongue

author: Julie Mayhew

On the day she brings her sweet little sister, Nika, to school for the first time, eighteen-year-old Darya has already been taking care of her family for years. But a joyous September morning shifts in an instant when Darya’s rural Russian town is attacked by terrorists. While Darya manages to escape, Nika is one of hundreds of children taken hostage in the school in what stretches to a three-day siege and ends in violence. In the confusion and horror that follow, Darya and her family frantically scour hospitals and survivor lists in hopes that Nika has somehow survived. And as journalists and foreign aid workers descend on her small town, Darya is caught in the grip of grief and trauma, trying to recover her life and wondering if there is any hope for her future. From acclaimed author Julie Mayhew comes a difficult but powerful narrative about pain, purpose, and healing in the wake of senseless terror.

Based on the shocking Beslan school siege in 2004, this is a brave and necessary story about grief, resilience, and finding your voice in the aftermath of tragedy.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536202630 /  9781536202632
on sale date:
08/2019
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
304 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Fiction; Coming Of Age; Europe; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Julie Mayhew has written plays for radio and the stage and is the author of Red Ink and The Big Lie. She is also the cofounder and host of a short-story cabaret and the head of a writers’ workshop. Julie Mayhew lives in the United Kingdom.
 
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