The History of a Word 02/07/20
Publisher: Collins Education
Teenager Liam is pretty happy with his life. He gets by at school, has just started playing guitar, and is planning to ask Amy Zyskowski out.
But he feels like there's something missing – he was adopted when he was just a baby and while he knows his mum was from Ireland and his dad was from Africa, that doesn't feel like enough any more. How easy or difficult will it be to track down his birth parents, and how will his adoptive mum feel about his search?
This short, illustrated novel has accessible text and a straightforward style. There are clear themes of identity and diversity, and a surprise twist to the story. Why is Liam's adoptive mum being so evasive? What secrets will be revealed when he makes contact with his father, and how will Liam feel about them?