An Ember in the Ashes
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.
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
female teenager; adult male
grandmother and grandfather
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
rebellion; spy; slavery; competition; treason; military; oppression; prophecy
Tahir, Sabaa, "An Ember in the Ashes" (2015). DIVerse Families. 1482.