DIVerse Families
 
An Ember in the Ashes

Title

An Ember in the Ashes

Authors

Sabaa Tahir

Publisher

Razorbill

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781595148032

Pages

464 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL680L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Kinship care; Incarceration; Family violence; Military families; Poverty; Interracial; Race discrimination; death of a grandparent; grandparents raising grandchildren; brother in prison; abusive mother; parent in the military; son in the military; impoverished community; interracial relationship; marginalized group of people

Main Character

female teenager; adult male

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

grandmother and grandfather

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction); Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction; Children's and Teen Choice Book Award, 2016, Finalist, Teen Choice Debut Author; Northern California Book Award, 2016, Winner, Young Adult; Magnolia Award, 2018, Winner, Grades 9-12

Keywords

rebellion; spy; slavery; competition; treason; military; oppression; prophecy

Diversity Impact

direct

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