This extraordinary YA story is set in one of the most contentious places of our time – the refugee camp in Calais known as The Jungle. Through her characters Mico and Leila, Pooja takes us on a challenging and unforgettable journey through a world filled with ‘Ghost Men’, lost children and the hope for a better life.
There was a story Jahir used to tell me. About how the first humans were born with wings. Can you imagine what that would be like? To fly anywhere in the world without worrying about having the right papers?
You can read the full press release in The Bookseller here.
Pooja Puri is a graduate of King’s College London and is currently on the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. In 2014, she was chosen as a winner of the Ideas Tap Writer’s Centre Norwich Inspires competition.
The Jungle will be published by Black and White in March 2017…
… until then, you can follow Pooja on twitter @PoojaPuriWrites.