My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal
Nine year old Leon adores his new baby brother, Jake. He loves looking after him and everything should be wonderful. But Leon’s mum is not coping well and as more and more responsibility falls on Leon’s young shoulders, things get out of hand.
Set in Britain in the 1980s, and seen from a young boys’ innocent perspective, My Name is Leon forces us to look at prejudice from many different angles. A simple, thought provoking book and only 250 pages long!