IBBY Turkey Young Adult Novel of the Year 2010
Müge İplikçi, one of the socially conscious authors of contemporary literature, wrote for the special “Bridge Books” collection about one of the major dilemmas of humanity. A staggering story drawing attention to serious social issues such as child convicts and the drama of denim sanding workers.
“You false witness…” This was what Selime, the teacher, said when she saw the airplane in the form of a dragon drawn by Yavuz who had never been on an airplane. Yavuz is the fourth child of a family whose whole one generation worked in a denim sanding factory and where his father and his uncle developed the same deadly illness. Yavuz ends up in the denim factory transformed into a prison with the other children who want to change their destiny by throwing stones. Now, his drawing paper is the walls of his cell and his childhood dreams are replaced by nightmares…