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How dare the sun rise : memoirs of a war child

Author: Sandra Uwiringiyimana; Abigail Pesta
Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First [paperback] editionView all editions and formats
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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. "Goodbye, life," she said to the man ready to shoot her. Remarkably, the rebel didn't pull the trigger,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Sandra Uwiringiyimana; Sandra Uwiringiyimana
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Uwiringiyimana; Abigail Pesta
ISBN: 0062470159 9780062470157
OCLC Number: 1001336619
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Target Audience: Ages 13 and up.
Description: 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Sandra Uwiringiyimana, with Abigail Pesta.

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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. "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. 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

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