Black & White acquires teenage refugee title

Black & White acquires teenage refugee title

Scottish independent publisher Black & White has acquired a YA novel about a teenage refugee in Calais.

YA commissioning editor Megan Duff acquired world rights to The Jungle, a debut novel by Pooja Puri, from Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton Agency.

Duff said: “We're so thrilled to be bringing such an engaging and beautiful book to the YA market. Pooja has found a unique and accessible way to deal with what is often treated as very 'adult' matter, but it's an important topic for young people to be thinking, talking, and reading about.”

The book will be published in 2017 under Black & White’s YA imprint.