The Red Pencil (Hardcover)
It is hard to imagine an author brave enough to attempt a middle reader book about the genocide in Darfur but Andrea Davis Pinkney pulls it off. Told in poems and sketches, this lovely book makes the horrors of war and being a refugee real, but accessible and appropriate for young readers.— From Shirley
About the Author
Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than 20 books for children, including Bird in a Box and several collaborations with her husband Brian Pinkney, including Sit -In, Hand in Hand,and Martin & Mahalia. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.
Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom, which won a Coretta Scott King award, and Nobody Gonna Turn Me Round, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. His website is ShaneEvans.com.
"Pinkney faces war's horrors head on, yet also conveys a sense of hope and promise."
"Pinkney uses deft strokes to create engaging characters through the poetry of their observations and the poignancy of their circumstances... A soulful story that captures the magic of possibility, even in difficult times."—Kirkus Reviews