Andrea Davis Pinkney has authored numerous best-selling and award-winning fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. BCBA selected 15 of her titles for our Author’s Spotlight. Click on the link below to read more about our featured author.
The Ren Pencil (2014)
But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive. The terrifying attackers ravage the town and unleash unspeakable horrors. After she loses nearly everything, Amira needs to dig deep within herself to find the strength to make the long journey-- on foot-- to safety at a refugee camp. Her days are tough at the camp, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind-- and all kinds of possibilities.