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When Morning Comes

by Arushi Raina

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published: Jun 2016
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Description

Written from the points—of—view of four young people living in Johannesburg and Soweto in 1976, one white, one South Asian, one a Black student and one a Black gangster, this book explores the roots of the Soweto Riots and the relationships between the races in a South Africa about to explode.

Contributor Notes

ARUSHI RAINA
is a young South Asian writer from South Africa. This is her first published book. She lives in Vancouver

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 17
Grade:
8 to 12
Editorial Review

"Readers who love the fast pace and high stakes of dystopian teen literature should snag this book" Kirkus, starred review
"A riveting and accomplished debut" Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"…has an in—the—moment, documentary feel that puts historical realism and authenticity first." The Globe and Mail
"In her powerful debut, Arushi Raina deftly traverses difficult territory, rendering unforgettable a moment in South African history when young people made the difference — and were never the same." Ashley Hope Pérez, Printz award winner and author of Out of Darkness
"Raina's prose is vivid yet taut, moving but restrained. The world of When Morning Comes lingers with readers long after the novel ends." Y.S. Lee, author of A Spy in the House
"[the] characters are engaging, its description of societal differences and injustice is thought—provoking, and its action sequences are at times heart—stopping." The Montreal Gazette
"An eye—opening view of a rarely covered time and place in YA literature, this title offers rich opportunities for discussion and classroom sharing." The School Library Journal