Child of Dandelions
by Shenaaz Nanji
A girl's determination to triumph over a devastating historical event.
Boyds Mills Press, 2008
CBC's 100 Best Young Adult Books
Governor General: Finalist
Manitoba Young Readers Choice
Rhode Island Teen Book
Best Books for Kids and Teens
Geoffrey Bilson Historical Fiction
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"Quietly and crisply written, all of Nanji's characters are beautifully realized, morally nuanced and compellingly crafted."
Canada Council for the Art 2008
"One of the 100 Young Adult Books that make you proud to be Canadian"
CBC Books 2016
"Absorbing story rich with historical detail and human dynamics."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Volume 61, Number 8, April 2008
"Several commitee members praised Child of Dandelions for teaching us about an often-forgotten aspect of the world's history and expanding readers' perspectives on the world. The protagonist is complex, and our committee was quite impressed with how her innocence and trust challenged the events around her. Many of us considered this title to be a page turner, and we found it hard to put the book down."
"Excellent historical fiction about a timely yet sadly universal subject."