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The Red Pencil

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The Red Pencil

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Shane W. Evans

$17.00 US | $19.00 CAN
Available Sept. 16, 2014

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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 9 & up
  • Grade Level: 4-17
  • Pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316247801

  About The Book

Amira is a young Sudanese girl living peacefully in her tribal village when her family and homeland are suddenly attacked by a terrifying militant group. With no time to recover from devastating loss, she must flee to safety and venture into a bewildering new world. Amira struggles to adapt to life at the refugee camp, but ultimately finds hope in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder. Through her words and drawing she imagines a new life and reclaims another dream she thought she'd lost - the chance to pursue an education. With lyrical prose by Andrea Davis Pinkney and breathtaking illustrations from Shane Evans seamlessly integrated, this is a triumphant story of hope against all odds and the power of the human spirit to prevail.



Praise for Andrea Davis Pinkney's Bird In A Box:

A Today show Al's Book Club for Kids pick!

* "The artfully orchestrated novel is related with grace, restraint and a wealth of historical detail."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Pinkney weaves quite a bit of 1930s history into her story and succeeds admirably in showing how Louis came to represent so much more than his sport. Her detailed notes make this an accessible and inspiring piece of historical fiction that belongs in most collections." School Library Journal


Pinkney, Andrea (1521634)

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.