The Red Pencil

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The Red Pencil
by Andrea Davis Pinkney (A Novel in Verse)

12-year-old Amira and her family are forced to flee their home in war-torn Sudan when militants attack their peaceful village. They escape on foot to find a safe haven at a refugee camp. Her days are tough at the camp, until the gift of a simple red pencil and a pad of paper by an aid worker opens her mind to attend school in the city. Grades 5-8 You may also enjoy Red Butterfly by A.L. Sonnichsen