Blood Red Rose
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Rosie has problems with reading and doesn't want anyone to know, least of all Zack, the coolest boy in school, who wants her help with his charity work for Africa. Feeling miserable, she cries herself to sleep one night, only to wake up in 1812 aboard The Red Rose,
an illegal slave ship. When blindness strikes most of the crew it becomes increasingly clear that Rosie is the only one who can save the situation…
Specially designed to be dyslexia-friendly, this is an exciting and absorbing story offers young readers an insight into the past. Rosie is a feisty and capable heroine, who is a great role model for young girls, encouraging self-esteem and confidence.