The mother of a family who lives in Nigeria is a victim of a drive-by shooting. The suspects are believed to be connected to the government, which the father of the family criticizes harshly. After the drive-by shooting, the father sends his children, Sade and Femi, to London to live with their uncle, for safety reasons. The children, arriving in London, find out that their uncle is missing. They become homeless, and struggle to survive. Exposing the reason why they came here, and who sent them, is too dangerous, but when it comes down to risking their lives, or their father's, they must tell their story bravely, perhaps giving up everything they hold dear.
Beverley Naidoo writes a tragic story that everyone will love. I highly recommend this to all ages, especially to 5th and 6th graders. Definitely a book to read, either for informational purposes, or just for fun.