The Red Pencil

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The Red Pencil

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Illustrations by Shane W. Evans

First Release:

December 2014

ISBN: 9780316247801

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.

  • 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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