Image shows the front cover for The Crossing. It is bright orange, with an illustration of a black boy standing and facing to the left, with a white girl behind him facing to the right. On the right of the illustration in pale yellow 'handwritten' text is 'the stars carry our future' and on the left ' the sea carries our pain'.
Image of the back cover of The Crossing. The cover is bright orange, and has the blurb in white and black text. There are no illustrations.

The Crossing

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The sea carries our pain. The stars carry our future.

Natalie's world is falling apart. She's just lost her mum and her brother marches the streets of Dover full of hate and anger. Swimming is her only refuge.

Sammy has fled his home and family in Eritrea for the chance of a new life in Europe. Every step he takes on his journey is a step into an unknown and unwelcoming future.

A twist of fate brings them together and gives them both hope. But is hope enough to mend a broken world?

WINNER OF THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2021 and the Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week - a trailblazing novel about two teenagers from opposite worlds; The Crossing is a profound story of hope, grief, and the very real tragedies of the refugee crisis.

Suitable for readers aged 12 - 17 years. 

Author: Manjeet Mann

Notes for Mortals:
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: ‎ 978-0241411445
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.93 cm
Published: 03/06/2021

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