The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis PinkneyThe Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney

The Red Pencil

byAndrea Davis PinkneyIllustratorShane W. Evans

Paperback | November 3, 2015

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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.
Andrea Davis Pinkneyis the bestselling and award-winning author of many books for children, includingBird in a Box,Sit -In,Hand in Hand, andMartin & Mahalia.Shane W. Evansis the illustrator of many books for young readers, including the Coretta Scott King award winnerUnderground: Finding the Light to Freedom.
Title:The Red PencilFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 1 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316247820

ISBN - 13:9780316247825

Appropriate for ages: 9


Editorial Reviews

* "Amira's thoughts and drawings are vividly brought to life through Pinkney's lyrical verse and Evans's lucid line illustrations, which infuse the narrative with emotional intensity.... An essential purchase."
-School Library Journal