free How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War ChildAuthor Sandra Uwiringiyimana –

Junior Library Guild Selection New York Public Library s Best Books for Teens Goodreads Choice Awards Nonfiction Finalist Chicago Public Librarys Best of the Best Books for Teens NonfictionTexas Topaz Nonfiction List YALSA sQuick Picks List Bank Street sBest Books of the YearThis gut wrenching, poetic memoir reminds us that no life story can be reduced to the word refugee New York Times Book ReviewA critical piece of literature, contributing to the larger refugee narrative in a way that is complex and nuanced School Library Journal starred review This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activismSandra was just ten years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head She had watched as rebels gunned down her mother and six year old sister in a refugee camp Remarkably, the rebel didnt pull the trigger, and Sandra escapedThus 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 YorkIn this memoir, Sandra tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, of her hope for the future, and how she found a way to give voice to her people

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