The House on Silat Road
Written by Si-Hoe S.S. and Sim Ee Waun
Illustrated by Lim An-ling
Nine-year-old Sing and her family have just moved into their new house high on a hill in Silat Road, and they can’t wait to explore their new neighbourhood. But when World War II arrives in Singapore, their idyllic life is turned upside down.
Woods in the Books recommendation:
Sing and her family return as war comes to Singapore’s shores. Spanning the entire wartime period, this book offers an authentic look into life under occupation and a firsthand view of this tumultuous period of history, great for young independent readers.