The Red PencilPaperback - 2015
The powerful story of one girl's triumphant journey, inspired by true tales of life in Sudan -- now in paperback. Life in Amira's peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when Janjaweed attackers arrive, unleashing unspeakable horrors. After losing nearly everything, Amira needs to find the strength to make the long journey on foot to safety at a refugee camp. She begins to lose hope, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind -- and all kinds of possibilities.
From Library Staff
CRRLKids Apr 18, 2017
For 12-year-old Amira, life in the Sudan is a dangerous business. When the Janjaweed militia arrive, she must somehow flee to safety and hang on to hope of better days to come. A red pencil helps with that.
Amira and her family must escape to a refugee camp when a militia destroys their peaceful Sudanese village.