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Alex Wheatle

ALEX WHEATLE is the author of several best-selling books including the young adult novels Cane Warriors and Home Girl, the modern classic Brixton Rock, and the multiaward-winning Crongton series. He is the subject of the historical drama film Alex Wheatle, which is part of filmmaker Steve McQueen’s lauded anthology series Small Axe. His body of work is a finalist for the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature and has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Wheatle lives in South London. Kemosha of the Caribbean is his latest novel.

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Cane Warriors

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Moa, a fourteen-year-old slave, gets caught up in the most significant slave rebellion in Jamaican history, paying homage to freedom fighters all over the world.

Home Girl

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When Naomi, a fourteen-year-old white girl, is placed with a black foster care family, her life takes some dramatic twists and turns.

Kemosha of the Caribbean

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Forthcoming: 2/1/22

In 1668, a young Jamaican girl, Kemosha, secures her freedom from enslavement and finds her true self while sailing to Panama with the legendary Captain Morgan.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before February 1, 2022.

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