The Red Pencil
Little Brown and Company
Family Relationships; Homelessness; refugee
After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder.
mother and father
20 Years of Dia, 2016; Amelia Bloomer List, 2015; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015; Best of the Best Books, 2014; Booklist Top 10 Multicultural Fiction for Youth, 2015; Choices, 2015; Lasting Connections, 2014; New York Times Notable Children's Books, 2014; Notable Books for a Global Society, 2015; Notable Children's Books, 2015; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2015; Garden State Teen Book Award, 2017; Nominee; Georgia Children's Book Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 2017-2018; Nominee; Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2016; Nominee
refugee camp; school; red pencil
novel in verse
Pinkney, Andrea Davis, "The Red Pencil" (2015). DIVerse Families. 936.