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Red Pencil (Prebound)

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Beautiful and accessible - The Red Pencil tells the story of Amira, a young girl caught in the genocide in Darfur. Young readers will learn about the conflict in Sudan in an age-appropriate way. They will be rooting for Amira to fulfill her dream of getting an educaton. 

— Shirley


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.

About the Author

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books for children, including "Bird in a Box," "Sit -In," "Hand in Hand," and "Martin & Mahalia."

Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including the Coretta Scott King award winner "Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780606375238
ISBN-10: 0606375236
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015
Pages: 368
Language: English
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