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Teenage Castaways: True Stories of Shipwreck Survivors

Teenage Castaways: True Stories of Shipwreck Survivors

Current price: $6.95
Publication Date: November 16th, 2020
Microcosm Publishing
Heartleaf Books
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These five true stories are about teens who survived shipwrecks and lived to tell their incredible stories. Stories follow the adventures of 19th-Century teens from Japan whose paths back home were complicated by global politics, two different white teens who are found belonging with Indigenous communities in northeast Australia in a time when their respective societies had little positive interaction, and six Tongan teens in the 1960s who survived on a deserted island for over a year. These stories of adventure, trauma, colonialism, and community all highlight the resilience of their youthful heroes in difficult and dangerous circumstances.