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The Resource How dare the sun rise : memoirs of a war child, Sandra Uwiringiyimana ; with Abigail Pesta

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

Label
How dare the sun rise : memoirs of a war child
Title
How dare the sun rise
Title remainder
memoirs of a war child
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Uwiringiyimana ; with Abigail Pesta
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The author shares the story of her survival during the Gatumba massacre, despite losing her mother and sister, and how after moving to America she found healing through art and activism
Tone
Award
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2018.
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562954
Cataloging source
TOH
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Uwiringiyimana, Sandra
Dewey number
  • 967.572/042
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 13 and up
Interest level
UG
Language note
English
LC call number
DT450.863.U95
LC item number
A3 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
790
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Reading level
5.8
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Pesta, Abigail
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Uwiringiyimana, Sandra
  • Uwiringiyimana, Sandra
  • Uwiringiyimana, Sandra
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Massacres
  • Women refugees
  • Rochester (N.Y.)
  • Refugees
  • Massacres
  • Rochester (N.Y.)
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION
  • Refugees
  • Massacres
  • Refugees
  • Rochester (N.Y.)
Target audience
adolescent
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memoirs of a war child
Label
How dare the sun rise : memoirs of a war child, Sandra Uwiringiyimana ; with Abigail Pesta
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21075889
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062470157
Lccn
2016957991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)974200568
Label
How dare the sun rise : memoirs of a war child, Sandra Uwiringiyimana ; with Abigail Pesta
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21075889
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062470157
Lccn
2016957991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)974200568

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