The Red Pencil

The Red Pencil

Book - 2014
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"After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder"--
Published: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2014.
Edition: First edition September 2014.
ISBN: 9780316247801
0316247804
9780316371544
Branch Call Number: J PIN
Characteristics: 308 pages :,illustrations, map ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Evans, Shane - Illustrator

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PimaLib_MaryG Oct 11, 2016

Loved this book. The everyday struggles between Amira and her mother about Amira's desire for an education and her mother's traditionalist desire for marriage preparation for her daughter combine with the added struggle of surviving a brutal Janjaweed attack on their village in Darfur and being forced to live in the confines of a refugee camp in this beautifully rendered tale told through easy-to-read prose poetry and line drawings. Appealing to upper elementary through high school.

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jrhaasdyk1
Apr 16, 2015

Beautifully written, shows the many faces of wartime through prose-poetry. Invites young people to express their own struggles through art.

KCLSKidsDiverse Nov 17, 2014

An encouraging story of a young Sudanese refugee's experience. Poetic verse and captivating gray-toned illustrations make this an appealing title for reluctant readers. Includes a historical note, glossary, and pronunciation guide. Grades 5-7

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Jun 17, 2017

lbnemi thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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