Author(s): Deborah Ellis
Compelling and uplifting, The Heaven Sho is a contemporary novel for young people that puts a very real face on the African AIDS pandemic. Binti is a complex character who readers will never forget. "There is a lion in our village, and it is carrying away our children. Binti was the child star of a popular radio program in Malawi. She always believed she was special, but now she is nothing. Now she is just another AIDS orphan. But Binti Phiri is not about to give up. If she and her brother and sister are to be together, Binti will have to look outside herself and find a new way to be special. Binti is a character you will never forget and this compelling, compassionate story will change your perspective on the world.
Another honest, compassionate novel from Deborah Ellis, whose skill as a writer only keeps improving.'ACYL Newsletter, Dec 04powerful, uncompromising storytelling' Jane Conolly, ?Magpies? Vol 20, No 1, March 05It's a page turner with a worthy social message.' The Age March 12 2005believable optimism and an affirmation of human dignity.' Viewpoint 28 Autumn 2005