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The Red Pencil

by Andrea Davis Pinkney Author · Shane W. Evans Illustrator

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   Not today

"Amira, look at me," Muma insists.

She collects both my hands in hers.

"The Janjaweed attack without warning.

If ever they come run."


Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in NyalaAmira's one true dream.


But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive. The terrifying attackers ravage the town and unleash unspeakable horrors. After she loses nearly everything, Amira needs to dig deep within herself to find the strength to make the long journey on foot to safety at a refugee camp. Her days are tough at the camp, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mindand all kinds of possibilities.


New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful verse and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Shane W. Evans's breathtaking illustrations combine to tell an inspiring tale of one girl's triumph against all odds.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date:
2014

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 21.9 MB

Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author)

Andrea Pinkney is the author of many award-winning books for children. Many were collaborations with her husband, illustrator Brian Pinkney. She is also an editor at Scholastic. They live in Brooklyn with their two children.

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