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When Morning Comes

by Arushi Raina

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Zanele is skipping school and secretly plotting against the apartheid government. The police can't know. Her mother and sister can't know. Her best friend Thabo, schoolboy turned gang member, can tell she's up to something. But he has troubles of his own--a deal gone wrong and some powerful enemies. Across the bridge, in the wealthy white suburbs, Jack plans to spend his last days in Johannesburg burning miles on his beat-up Mustang--until he meets a girl with an unforgettable face from the simmering black township--Soweto. Working in her father's shop, Meena finds a packet of banned pamphlets. They lead to a mysterious black girl with a secret, a dangerous gangster with an expensive taste in clothes, and an engaging white boy who drives a battered red car. A series of chance meetings changes everything. A chain of events is set in motion--a failed plot, a murdered teacher, and a secret movement of students that has spread across the township. And the students will rise.

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