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Dance of the Banished

byMarsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Paperback | August 22, 2014

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Ali and his fiancée Zeynep dream about leaving their home in Anatolia and building a new life together in Canada. But their homeland is controlled by the Turkish government, which is on the brink of war with Britain and Russia. And although Ali finds passage to Canada to work, he is forced to leave Zeynep behind until he can earn enough to bring her out to join him.When the First World War breaks out and Canada joins Britain, Ali is declared an enemy alien. Unable to convince his captors that he is a refugee from an oppressive regime, he is thrown in an internment camp where he must count himself lucky to have a roof over his head and food to eat.Meanwhile, Zeynep is a horrified witness to the suffering of her Christian Armenian neighbours under the Young Turk revolutionary forces. Caught in a country that is destroying its own people, she is determined to save a precious few. But if her plan succeeds, will Zeynep still find a way to cross the ocean to search out Ali? And if she does, will he still be waiting for her?
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch's award-winning books for young people include Last Airlift, a Red Cedar Information Book Award winner and OLA Red Maple Honour Book. Its sequel, One Step at a Time, won the OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award. Her YA novel Dance of the Banished is a Junior Library Guild Selection for 2015. In 2008, in recogniti...
Title:Dance of the BanishedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.63 × 0.78 inPublished:August 22, 2014Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927485657

ISBN - 13:9781927485651


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A True Triumph! Dance of the Banished is an ambitious work that creates two very different worlds and sets of experience and weaves them together through the bond of love between two young people. Anatolian teen Ali leaves his young sweetheart Zeynep behind in his quest for a new life in Canada - a life he hopes they will one day share. But things do not go well when war errupts and suspicion falls on the young immigrant. Meanwhile, Zeynep struggles to survive and keep hope alive in a land torn by revolution and war. These two very different journeys are portrayed brilliantly by Skrypuch in what may be her strongest work to date. Well done!!
Date published: 2014-10-25

Editorial Reviews

A dynamic and compelling story with likeable and realistic characters, this fictionalized narrative about how war often makes no distinctions between cultural groups will appeal to middle and secondary readers interested in history, romance, and how political movements on an international scale often wreak havoc at the local and individual levels. - Worlds of Words - 20151201