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Face by Benjamin ZephaniahReviews
Kids will tune in to this books clear message about appearances. --Publishers Weekly
A worthy subject that should give kids plenty to think about. -Kirkus Reviews
This book will not only be enjoyed by teen readers for its entertaining story, but also for its statement about prejudice. Zephaniah is not just telling a story of a brave and inspiring young man, he is also teaching readers an important lesson through the voice of Martin. -VOYA
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ISBN: 1-58234-774-3 Price: $15.95
About the author
Benjamin Zephaniah is a British performance poet who travels on literary world tours for the British Council. He is the author of a number of acclaimed novels for young adults, including Refugee Boy and the upcoming Gangsta Rap. He lives in England. Visit his Web site at www.benjaminzephaniah.com.
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No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Elizabeth Laird. Valentina Giannella. Poet, novelist and playwright Benjamin Zephaniah was born on 15 April He grew up in Jamaica and the Handsworth district of Birmingham, England, leaving school at
He was born in Birmingham, England on 15 April Let me show you more facts about Zephaniah below:. He was raised by his parents in Handsworth district of Birmingham. Zephaniah decided to leave the school when he was 13 because he could not write or even read. He was a dyslexic.
I have seven brothers and sisters including a twin sister and we grew up in Birmingham. Our early life was really poor - we had to share a tin bath and an outside toilet with the neighbours - but everyone else was really poor too. I only became aware of it when I started going to secondary school and noticed that some of us got free school meals. By that time my mother had separated from my father, and me and my mum basically went on the run. The other kids stayed with Dad and we lived in rooms while Mum did nursing and cleaning jobs. I am very close to my mother and I talk to her every day. She has gone through so much.