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A. M. Dassu

  • 5 stars across 6 books
A.M. Dassu is the Deputy Editor of SCBWI-BI's Words and Pictures magazine and a Director of Inclusive Minds. In 2017 she won the international We Need Diverse Books YA mentorship award. Her work has been published by The Huffington Post, TES, SCOOP, Lee & Low and DK Books. 'Boy, Everywhere' is her debut novel and she has used her publishing advances to assist Syrian refugees in her city and set up a grant to support an unpublished refugee or immigrant writer.
22nd October 2020

Boy, Everywhere

This debut middle-grade novel chronicles the harrowing journey taken by Sami and his family from privilege to poverty, a... MoreBoy, Everywhere

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2nd June 2022

Fight Back

  An empowering story about finding your identity and the courage to fight for it. Aaliyah is an ord... MoreFight Back

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16th February 2023

Boot It!: World Book Day 2023

Sami and Ali dream of playing for the school football team. They practise in the park every day and work hard on their s... MoreBoot It!: World Book Day 2023

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19th October 2023

Kicked Out: A Boy, Everywhere story

This sequel to Dassu's award-winning debut, Boy, Everywhere, finds Ali and Sami living their dream, playing football for... MoreKicked Out: A Boy, Everywhere story

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11th July 2022

The New Kid: Band 12/Copper

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrat... MoreThe New Kid: Band 12/Copper

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14th March 2024

Can You Find My Eid Presents? (PB)

  With vivid illustrations and a heartwarming story, this picture book is the perfect Eid gift! I... MoreCan You Find My Eid Presents? (PB)

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