From the Hardcover edition.
Both unprepared for the test and upset she joined in the teasing, Whitney uses her grandmother's Emerald Bible to travel back in time to sort out her feelings. She lands in ancient Israel just as Noah is finishing up the ark to the jeers and ridicule of his neighbors. Then the heavens open, and Whitney becomes a stowaway to survive the flood. In the ark she's befriended by Moses' son and learns about resisting the pressure of others, a lesson she brings with her back to school.
He's gotten involved with a gang of older boys and is telling so many lies to his family, he can hardly keep his head straight. His sister, Sade, knows something is going on, but she doesn't want to worry their father while he's waiting to hear if the family will be granted asylum in Britain. But with Femi growing more and more involved with the criminal gang, how long will any of them be safe?
In this sequel to Carnegie Medal winner The Other Side of Truth, acclaimed author Beverley Naidoo once again tells the story of Nigerian refugees Femi and Sade. With unflinching realism, she presents the dangers the siblings face -- not in Africa this time, but in a school very much like one of our own.