|aThe red pencil |cby Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
|a1st pbk. ed.
|aNew York |bLittle, Brown and Company|c2015.
|a308 p. |bill., map |c20 cm.
|aFirst published in hardcover in September 2014 by Little, Brown and Company--T.p. verso.
|aIncludes discussion guide.
|aAfter her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder--|cProvided by publisher.
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.