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The Resource Between us, Clare Atkins

Between us, Clare Atkins

Label
Between us
Title
Between us
Statement of responsibility
Clare Atkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anahita is passionate, curious and determined. She is also an Iranian asylum seeker who is only allowed out of detention to attend school. On weekdays, during school hours, she can be a 'regular Australian girl'. Jono needs the distraction of an infatuation. In the past year his mum has walked out, he's been dumped and his sister has moved away. Lost and depressed, Jono feels as if he's been left behind with his Vietnamese single father, Kenny. Kenny is struggling to work out the rules in his new job; he recently started work as a guard at the Wickham Point Detention Centre. He tells Anahita to look out for Jono at school, but quickly comes to regret this, spiralling into suspicion and mistrust. Who is this girl, really? What is her story? Is she a genuine refugee or a queue jumper? As Jono and Anahita grow closer, Kenny starts snooping behind the scenes
Summary
Ana, an Iranian asylum seeker only allowed out of detention to attend school, meets Jono, whose home life is spiraling out of control, and the two strike up an unlikely relationship despite barbed-wire fences and cultural differences between them
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616142
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atkins, Clare
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For secondary school age
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iranians
  • Alien detention centers
  • Illegal aliens
  • Fathers and sons
  • Teenagers
  • Detention of persons
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Refugees
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Darwin (N.T.)
  • Wickham Point Detention Centre (N.T.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Between us, Clare Atkins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060992816
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781760640217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007519755
Label
Between us, Clare Atkins
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060992816
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781760640217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007519755

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