Khalid, a fifteen-year-old Muslim boy from Rochdale, is abducted from Pakistan while on holiday with his family. He is taken to Guantanamo Bay and held without charge, where his hopes and dreams are crushed under the cruellest of circumstances. An innocent denied his freedom at a time when Western boys are finding theirs, Khalid tries and fails to understand what's happening to him and cannot fail to be a changed young man.
Anna Perera is the author of the critically acclaimed Guantanamo Boy which was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award and Branford Boase and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She also gives talks, visits schools, reviews, writes articles and screenplays and enjoys the local pub quiz every week even though her team rarely win. Anna has a grown-up son and lives in London.
Her latest novel is set in Cairo: The Glass Collector.
UK publisher: Puffin.
US publisher: Albert Whitman Ltd.