After their village is ransacked, Amira’s family flees Darfur: “We walk, / forming a crooked, / curving line. / . . . / One silent step at a time, / we wind our way / to who-knows-where.” Author’s note. Glossary and pronunciation guide for Arabic words that appear in book. Character and location pronunciations. Definitions of important terms. Map. Black-and-white illustrations.
The Red PencilBook Verdict
ISBN: 9780316247801 Format: Print Book Edition: Hardcover edition Publisher: Little, Brown Page Count: 336 Dewey Classification: Fic Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.2, Points: 3 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.5, Points: 7 Lexile: Level: HL620L Awards & Honors: SLJ Best Books 2014, Middle Grade; Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Middle-Grade Books; Booklist Lasting Connections 2014, Language Arts; Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Best Multicultural Books of 2014; Winner, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, 2015; Booklist Top 10 Multicultural Fiction for Youth, 2015; ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Middle Readers; 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List, Middle Grade, Fiction; New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2014, Middle Grade; Capitol Choices 2015 Genre: Fic
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