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    This timely, heartrending novel tells the moving story of a friendship between two girls: one an American teen, one a victim of the crisis in Darfur.

    Know that there are many words behind the few on this paper…

    Fifteen-year-old Nawra lives in Darfur, Sudan, in a camp for refugees displaced by the Janjaweed’s trail of murder and destruction. Nawra cannot read or write, but when a nonprofit organization called Save the Girls pairs her with an American donor, Nawra dictates her thank-you letters. Putting her experiences into words begins to free her from her devastating past—and to brighten the path to her future.

    K. C. is an American teenager from Richmond, Virginia, who hates reading and writing—or anything that smacks of school. But as Nawra pours grief and joy into her letters, she inspires K. C. to see beyond her own struggles. And as K. C. opens her heart in her responses to Nawra, she becomes both a dedicated friend and a passionate activist for Darfur.

    In this poetic tale of unlikely sisterhood, debut author Sylvia Whitman captures the friendship between two girls who teach each other compassion and share a remarkable bond that bridges two continents.


    ISBN 9781442446823
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Africa
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 10-12 Ages 15+
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 363
    Publisher Date 2013-04-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Atheneum
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Whitman, Sylvia

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