The Red Pencil
Andrea Davis Pinkney (A)
List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Africa / Sudan / Refugee - 2016)
Description: 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. (368 pgs)
Ashay says, "Congratulations to Andrea Davis Pinkney for her amazing book. I think it will be great read for ages 9-12. In the story Amira longs to return home and the pencil helps her write down her thoughts and stay focused. A dramatic rue to life story that will have you cheering for Amira. Buy it today!"
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 7.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces