The Red Pencil

byAndrea Davis PinkneyIllustratorShane W. Evans

September 16, 2014|
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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"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 Nyala-- Amira''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 mind-- and 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.
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 ...
Title:The Red Pencil
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.62 X 1.25 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.62 X 1.25 in
Published:September 16, 2014
Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Appropriate for ages:9
ISBN - 13:9780316247801

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