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Jon Walter


Jon Walter

Jon Walter is a former photojournalist with a special interest in social welfare issues. His debut middle grade novel, CLOSE TO THE WIND, was chosen as The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week in the United Kingdom. MY NAME IS NOT FRIDAY, is his young adult debut. He lives in East Sussex, England, with his family.

Jon Walter

Books by Jon Walter

by Jon Walter - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Well-mannered Samuel and his mischievous younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the end of the Civil War. Samuel takes the blame for Joshua's latest prank, and the consequence is worse than he could ever imagine. He's taken from the orphanage to the South, given a new name --- Friday --- and sold into slavery. What follows is a heartbreaking but hopeful account of Samuel's journey from freedom, to captivity and back again.

by Jon Walter - Youth Fiction

Ten-year-old Malik's world is falling apart. Soldiers have invaded town, and his mother is missing, leaving Malik with his grandfather, Papa. Along with a thousand other refugees, their hope for escape to a new life lies in gaining passage aboard one ship --- but the demand for tickets is high, and so is the cost. When things don't go as planned, Malik must summon all of his courage and resourcefulness to survive.