The Eleventh Trade by Alyssa Hollingsworth (Roaring Brook Press, 2018). Sami’s grandfather’s rebab, an Afghan instrument, is stolen while it’s in Sami’s care. Since it’s necessary for their livelihood, the boy must figure out how to buy it back from the shop where it was pawned. He begins by making trades with fellow students, but will that be enough to get the instrument back? (Grades 5-8)
Award Status: Honorable Mention
Author: Alyssa Hollingsworth
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