Cold White Sun

Cold White Sun

Price: $18.95


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Available in Grande Prairie:
Chapters Prairie Mall


Supported by months of intense interviews and research, "Cold White Sun" is based on the true story of a boy who escapes political turmoil in Ethiopia and shows up alone and terrified at the former Greyhound station in Calgary. Set partly in Ethiopia and partly in Canada, readers will gain insight into what it means to be a refugee.

  • 2019 Governor General's Literary Award for Young People's Literature - Text, Finalist
  • R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature Finalist
  • Best Books for Teens 2019, CCBC


An emotionally gripping work of fiction...A profound, heartbreaking narrative filled with loss, confusion, displacement, and longing.”

- Kirkus Reviews

“Holler's tale provides a timely refugee narrative driven by its protagonist's intense emotional experience. Holler has taken great care to focus on Tesfaye's humanity throughout a story that could so easily be overtaken by its political upheaval, physical peril, and culture shock; readers will be compelled by Tesfaye's eye-opening perspective as they follow him through terror and survival.”

- Horn Book Magazine

“An excellent addition to a school library, Cold White Sun is a lovingly crafted narrative that is stranger-than-fiction.” — CM Reviews