224 pages, 8.5 × 5.6 × 0.6 in
April 1, 2014
Pajama Press Inc.
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.
This novel for teens at their formative age exposes the persecution gay lovers face worldwide today.