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Child of dandelions

Author: Shenaaz Nanji
Publisher: Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Uganda in 1972, fifteen-year-old Sabine and her family, wealthy citizens of Indian descent, try to preserve their normal life during the ninety days allowed by President Idi Amin for all foreign Indians to leave the country, while soldiers and others terrorize them and people disappear.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Idi Amin; Idi Amin; Idi Amin
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shenaaz Nanji
ISBN: 9781932425932 1932425934
OCLC Number: 172521620
Awards: Commended for Governor General's Literary Awards (Children's Literature) 2008
Short-listed for Georgia Children's Book Award (Children's Book) 2011
Short-listed for Rhode Island Teen Book Award 2010
Short-listed for Heartland Award 2010
Short-listed for Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award 2010
Description: 214 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Shenaaz Nanji.
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In Uganda in 1972, fifteen-year-old Sabine and her family, wealthy citizens of Indian descent, try to preserve their normal life during the ninety days allowed by President Idi Amin for all foreign Indians to leave the country, while soldiers and others terrorize them and people disappear.

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"Nail-biting suspense is maintained to the end. . . . Excellent historical fiction about a timely yet sadly universal subject." --"School Library Journal" "An absorbing story rich with historical Read more...

 
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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-10-27) Good Permalink

       Idi Amin's rise to power in the 1970's in Uganda brought violence and chaos.  The story of the crisis is told through 15 year old, Sabine. Her family, once prosperous, is forced to leave the country.  Excellent.

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