The Red Pencil
The Red Pencil
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The Red Pencil

Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney & illustrated by Shane W. Evans
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9 - 12
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336
Page count
HL620L
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Sep 16, 2014
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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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780316247801
    Publication Date
    September 16, 2014
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    336
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2013044753
    Lexile® Level
    HL620L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    3
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    168792
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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