The Boy with Two Lives by Abbas Kazerooni

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When 10-year-old Abbas arrives in England having just fled conscription into the Iranian army and survived almost three months alone in Istanbul waiting for a visa, little does he know that his troubles have only just begun. His cousin packs him off to boarding school, infrequent phone calls are his only contact with his beloved mother, and he eventually finds himself homeless at the age of 13. Abbas's extraordinary resilience in the face of overpowering odds makes this story, based on true events, inspiring and unforgettable.

About Abbas Kazerooni

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Abbas Kazerooni is a professional actor, writer, and producer. He has acted in shows such as Sleuth; the BBC's The Land of the Green Ginger; HBO's The Hamburg Cell; and the independent feature film Universal Senses. He is the author of On Two Feet and Wings. He lives in Costa Mesa, California.
Published May 1, 2016 by Allen & Unwin. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books.

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Gr 8 Up—Kazerooni recounts his experience as a 10-year-old Iranian refugee beginning a new life at a British boarding school. Readers follow along as he adapts to being a new student: learning the English language, adjusting to British culture, and making friends. Unfortunately, he has a neglectf...

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