Forbidden City

Category: Book
By (author): Bell, William
Series: Laurel-leaf Books
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Asia
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Asia
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Violence
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Published: January 1996
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.88in x 4.31in x 0.58in
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From The Publisher*Seventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to China's capital, Beijing.  Once there, Alex finds himself on his own in Tian An Men Square as desperate students fight the Chinese army for their freedom.  Separated from his father and carrying illegal videotapes, Alex must trust the students to help him escape.

Closely based on eyewitness accounts of the massacre in Beijing, Forbidden City is a powerful and frightening story.
Biographical NoteWilliam Bell was a Canadian author whose young adult novels have been translated into nine languages and have won a number of awards, among them the Manitoba Readers' Choice Award, the Mr. Christie's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, and the Canadian Librarians' Association Award. He died in 2016.