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How dare the sun rise : memoirs of a war child / Sandra Uwiringiyimana ; with Abigail Pesta.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B UWI (Text) 37521530849043 AMPL Adult Biography Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler YA UMIRING (Text) 34044000934487 Young Adult Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown YA 92 UWIRING (Text) 79361000108518 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton YA B UWIRINGIYIMANA (Text) 36806002798765 YOUNG ADULT 2ND FLOOR Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville JB UWIRINGIYIMANA (Text) 78321000026543 Juvenile Biography Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Laurel PL 967.5723 UWI YA (Text) 36241000410421 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library YA 921 UWI (Text) 33187004276420 YA Nonfiction Checked out 12/10/2018
Greentown PL - Greentown 967.572 UWIRINGIYIMANA (Text) 75342000086100 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood TEEN 967.572 UWI (Text) 36626103856951 Teen Non-fiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown YA 967.5723 CORN (Text) 39213000812226 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780062470140
  • ISBN: 0062470140
  • ISBN: 9780062470157
  • ISBN: 0062470159
  • Physical Description: 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]

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Sandra Uwiringiyimana was just ten years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head. The rebels had come at night -- wielding weapons, torches, machetes. She watched as her mother and six-year-old sister were gunned down in a refugee camp, far from their home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The rebels were killing people who weren't from the same community, the same tribe. In other words, they were killing people simply for looking different. "Goodbye, life," she said to the man ready to shoot her. Remarkably, the rebel didn't pull the trigger, and Sandra escaped into the night. Thus began a new life for her and her surviving family members. With no home and no money, they struggled to stay alive. Eventually, through a United Nations refugee program, they moved to America, only to face yet another ethnic disconnect. Sandra may have crossed an ocean, but there was now a much wider divide she had to overcome. And it started with middle school in New York. In this memoir, Sandra tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, and of her hope for the future.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13 and up.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.8 9 190492.
Language Note:
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Subject: Uwiringiyimana, Sandra > Juvenile literature.
Uwiringiyimana, Sandra.
Uwiringiyimana, Sandra.
Refugees > Congo (Democratic Republic) > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Refugees > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Massacres > Burundi > Bujumbura (Province) > Juvenile literature.
Women refugees > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Rochester (N.Y.) > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Massacres > Burundi > Bujumbura Region.
Rochester (N.Y.) > Biography.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION > Social Topics > Emigration & Immigration.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION > Social Topics > Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION > Social Topics > Violence.
Refugees > United States.
Massacres > Burundi.
Refugees > Congo (Democratic Republic)
Rochester (N.Y.)
Genre: Autobiographies.

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