Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 224 pages, 3.15 × 1.97 × 0.27 in
Published: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Pajama Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1927485592
ISBN - 13: 9781927485590
From the Publisher
Based on interviews with a young woman forced to flee Iran because
of her sexual orientation, Moon at Nine is a tense and riveting
novel that shines a light on an issue of social injustice that
continues to this day. Fifteen-year-old Farrin has grown up with
secrets: ten years after the overthrow of the Shah, her
aristocratic mother is still working against Iran''s conservative
revolutionary government. But when Farrin befriends Sadira, the
intriguing and outgoing new student at her school for gifted girls,
her own new secret is even more dangerous. Because the girls
discover their relationship is more than just a friendship-and in
Iran, being gay is punishable by death.
About the Author
Deborah Ellis is the internationally acclaimed author of more than twenty books for children and young people, most of which explore themes of social justice and courage. A peace activist, feminist, and humanitarian, Deborah has won many national and international awards for her books, including the Governor General''s Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award, the American Library Association''s Notable List, and the Jane Addams Children''s Book Award. In 2010, she received The Ontario Library Association President''s Award for Exceptional Achievement. Deborah lives in Simcoe, Ontario.
A story that illuminates, astounds and perhaps will grow empathy for other cultures and sexualities.