Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Red Pencil, by Andrea Pinkney

Summary:  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.

Little, Brown and Company

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One thought on “The Red Pencil, by Andrea Pinkney

  1. Although this book dealt with a sad topic I think it was great. The way it was written in verse actually exposed the main characters thoughts and gave the overall image a clarity in a way that prose wouldn’t.

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