The Red Pencil
The Red Pencil

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Annotation: 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.
Catalog Number: #108117
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2014
Edition Date: 2015
Illustrator: Evans, Shane,
Pages: 308 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-316-24782-0 Perma-Bound: 0-605-90125-2
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-316-24782-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-90125-4
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2013044753
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 21,920
Reading Level: 4.2
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.2 / points: 3.0 / quiz: 168792 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.5 / points:7.0 / quiz:Q64435
Lexile: HL620L
Guided Reading Level: Y
Fountas & Pinnell: Y

Educator's Guide: Red Pencil Educator's Guide


The powerful story of one girl's triumphant journey, inspired by true tales of life in Sudan -- now in paperback.
Life in Amira's peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when Janjaweed attackers arrive, unleashing unspeakable horrors. After losing nearly everything, Amira needs to find the strength to make the long journey on foot to safety at a refugee camp. She begins to lose hope, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind -- and all kinds of possibilities.


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