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Kiss the Dust

Kiss the Dust

Published: 13 Jul 2017

Paperback / softback, 256 pages

Recommended for age 9+ and 11+

By Elizabeth Laird

Published by Pan Macmillan

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Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away.

It hasn't really touched her. Until now. The secret police are closing in.

Tara and her family must flee to the mountains with only the few things they can carry. It is a hard and dangerous journey - but their struggles have only just begun. Will anywhere feel like home again?

Tagged Kurdistan and war and conflict

In this interview, Elizabeth Laird talks to Niki Gamble about her experiences in the Middle East and her novel, a House Without Walls.