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"You see, for Iqbal I was not invisible. I existed, and he made me free." This is the story of Iqbal Masih - as told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage and spirit. Iqbal is a child slave, sold to work in a carpet factory. But he refuses to act like a slave and the charismatic boy offers hope to the children. Soon, the factory is not running as smoothly: the children are organising subtle acts of resistance - from scattering dust and lint to ruining carpets. Iqbal escapes, eventually contacts a human rights group, and returns to the factory to free his friends...

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About Francesco D'adamo

Francesco D Adamo is an Italian author born in Milan, in 1949. Francesco D Adamo is well-known for his adult books in the tradition of Italian noir fiction. He began writing fiction for young adults to much foreign acclaim in 1999. Iqbal was his third novel for young adults and won the New York Christopher Award for Adolescents and the Cento Prize in Italy.

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