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.