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The Red Pencil

Pinkney, Andrea Davis

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ISBN 10: 0316247804 / ISBN 13: 9780316247801
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, U.S.A., 2014
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Flatsigned on title page. With B&W illustrations by Shane W. Evans, former winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. Includes an Author's Note about events in Sudan that inspired the story. Unread, as new in like DJ with an Autographed sticker to front. Rare in first and signed. 308 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 13740

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Title: The Red Pencil

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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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.

About the Author:

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than 20 books for children, including Bird in a Box and several collaborations with her husband Brian Pinkney, including Sit -In, Hand in Hand,and Martin & Mahalia. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.

Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom, which won a Coretta Scott King award, and Nobody Gonna Turn Me Round, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. His website is

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