Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan
Lee & Low Books
Eight-year-old Garang is tending cattle far from his family's home in southern Sudan when war comes to his village. Frightened but unharmed, he returns to find everything has been destroyed. Soon Garang meets other boys whose villages have been attacked. Before long they become a moving band of thousands, walking hundreds of miles seeking safety — first in Ethiopia and then in Kenya. The boys face numerous hardships and dangers along the way, but their faith and mutual support help keep the hope of finding a new home alive in their hearts. Based on heartbreaking yet inspirational true events in the lives of the Lost Boys of Sudan, Brothers in Hope is a story of remarkable and enduring courage, and an amazing testament to the unyielding power of the human spirit.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Family member death; Language barrier; Homelessness; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; death of a parent; death of a mother; death of a father; family tragedy; loss; learning a new language; impoverished child; displaced; refugee; refugee camp; migration; migrants
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2006, Honor Book, Illustrator
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2005 Ages (9 to 12) Book Sense Kid's Picks
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Notable Books, 2006 Intermediate (Fiction)
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2006
Notable Children's Books, 2006 Middle Reader
Sudan; war; leadership; Ethiopia; Kenya; hunger; hope; thunder; river; cattle; survival
Williams, Mary and Christie, R. Gregory, "Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan" (2005). Diverse Families. 1767.