Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis

Moon at Nine

byDeborah Ellis

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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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.

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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 S...
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Title:Moon at NineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.6 × 0.6 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1927485592

ISBN - 13:9781927485590

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True to form, Deborah Ellis has crafted a stark, riveting and uncompromising account of life in a country and era that is markedly different from our own… Its heartbreaking and unflinching honestly will both engage readers and create heightened awareness. - Canadian Children’s Book News - 20140701