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The Red Pencil

Andrea Davis Pinkney

"Amira, look at me," Muma insists. She collects both my hands in hers. "The Janjaweed attack without warning. If ever they come-- run." Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream. 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. New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful verse and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Shane W. Evans's breathtaking illustrations combine to tell an inspiring tale of one girl's triumph against all odds.

"Amira, look at me," Muma insists. She collects both my hands in hers. "The Janjaweed attack without warning. If ever they come-- run." Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream. 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. New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful verse and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Shane W. Evans's breathtaking illustrations combine to tell an inspiring tale of one girl's triumph against all odds.
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"Amira, look at me," Muma insists. She collects both my hands in hers. "The Janjaweed attack without warning. If ever they come-- run." Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream. 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. New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful verse and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Shane W. Evans's breathtaking illustrations combine to tell an inspiring tale of one girl's triumph against all odds.

Language:

English

Length:

3h 17m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:52


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:16


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:13


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:13


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

00:26


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:30


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:59


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

00:51


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

01:26


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

00:41


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

00:29


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

01:21


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

00:39


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

01:18


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

01:04


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

00:42


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

01:25


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

00:37


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

00:42


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

01:18


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

00:58


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

01:33


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

01:25


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

01:19


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

00:34


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

01:06


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

01:26


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

01:10


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

01:25


Part 1, Chapter 29
Part 1, Chapter 29

01:00


Part 1, Chapter 30
Part 1, Chapter 30

00:45


Part 1, Chapter 31
Part 1, Chapter 31

01:19


Part 1, Chapter 32
Part 1, Chapter 32

00:47


Part 1, Chapter 33
Part 1, Chapter 33

01:37


Part 1, Chapter 34
Part 1, Chapter 34

00:56


Part 1, Chapter 35
Part 1, Chapter 35

01:45


Part 1, Chapter 36
Part 1, Chapter 36

01:28


Part 1, Chapter 37
Part 1, Chapter 37

00:57


Part 1, Chapter 38
Part 1, Chapter 38

01:04


Part 1, Chapter 39
Part 1, Chapter 39

01:26


Part 1, Chapter 40
Part 1, Chapter 40

00:58


Part 1, Chapter 41
Part 1, Chapter 41

01:09


Part 1, Chapter 42
Part 1, Chapter 42

01:46


Part 1, Chapter 43
Part 1, Chapter 43

00:49


Part 1, Chapter 44
Part 1, Chapter 44

02:13


Part 1, Chapter 45
Part 1, Chapter 45

00:46


Part 1, Chapter 46
Part 1, Chapter 46

01:43


Part 1, Chapter 47
Part 1, Chapter 47

01:22


Part 1, Chapter 48
Part 1, Chapter 48

01:19


Part 1, Chapter 49
Part 1, Chapter 49

01:04


Part 1, Chapter 50
Part 1, Chapter 50

00:54


Part 1, Chapter 51
Part 1, Chapter 51

01:17


Part 1, Chapter 52
Part 1, Chapter 52

01:00


Part 1, Chapter 53
Part 1, Chapter 53

01:18


Part 1, Chapter 54
Part 1, Chapter 54

01:33


Part 1, Chapter 55
Part 1, Chapter 55

00:26


Part 1, Chapter 56
Part 1, Chapter 56

00:37


Part 1, Chapter 57
Part 1, Chapter 57

00:30


Part 1, Chapter 58
Part 1, Chapter 58

00:33


Part 1, Chapter 59
Part 1, Chapter 59

00:56


Part 1, Chapter 60
Part 1, Chapter 60

00:46


Part 1, Chapter 61
Part 1, Chapter 61

03:11


Part 1, Chapter 62
Part 1, Chapter 62

00:27


Part 1, Chapter 63
Part 1, Chapter 63

00:59


Part 1, Chapter 64
Part 1, Chapter 64

01:00


Part 1, Chapter 65
Part 1, Chapter 65

00:51


Part 1, Chapter 66
Part 1, Chapter 66

00:58


Part 1, Chapter 67
Part 1, Chapter 67

01:30


Part 1, Chapter 68
Part 1, Chapter 68

01:33


Part 1, Chapter 69
Part 1, Chapter 69

00:42


Part 1, Chapter 70
Part 1, Chapter 70

00:53


Part 1, Chapter 71
Part 1, Chapter 71

00:57


Part 1, Chapter 72
Part 1, Chapter 72

01:27


Part 1, Chapter 73
Part 1, Chapter 73

01:00


Part 1, Chapter 74
Part 1, Chapter 74

00:33


Part 1, Chapter 75
Part 1, Chapter 75

00:23


Part 1, Chapter 76
Part 1, Chapter 76

00:22


Part 1, Chapter 77
Part 1, Chapter 77

00:17


Part 1, Chapter 78
Part 1, Chapter 78

00:30


Part 1, Chapter 79
Part 1, Chapter 79

01:05


Part 2, Chapter 80
Part 2, Chapter 80

00:40


Part 2, Chapter 81
Part 2, Chapter 81

01:41


Part 2, Chapter 82
Part 2, Chapter 82

01:03


Part 2, Chapter 83
Part 2, Chapter 83

01:23


Part 2, Chapter 84
Part 2, Chapter 84

01:26


Part 2, Chapter 85
Part 2, Chapter 85

00:35


Part 2, Chapter 86
Part 2, Chapter 86

01:31


Part 2, Chapter 87
Part 2, Chapter 87

00:54


Part 2, Chapter 88
Part 2, Chapter 88

01:04


Part 2, Chapter 89
Part 2, Chapter 89

01:13


Part 2, Chapter 90
Part 2, Chapter 90

00:54


Part 2, Chapter 91
Part 2, Chapter 91

02:16


Part 2, Chapter 92
Part 2, Chapter 92

01:12


Part 2, Chapter 93
Part 2, Chapter 93

00:53


Part 2, Chapter 94
Part 2, Chapter 94

00:44


Part 2, Chapter 95
Part 2, Chapter 95

00:43


Part 2, Chapter 96
Part 2, Chapter 96

01:12


Part 2, Chapter 97
Part 2, Chapter 97

00:59


Part 2, Chapter 98
Part 2, Chapter 98

01:40


Part 2, Chapter 99
Part 2, Chapter 99

01:31


Part 2, Chapter 100
Part 2, Chapter 100

00:21


Part 2, Chapter 101
Part 2, Chapter 101

01:34


Part 2, Chapter 102
Part 2, Chapter 102

01:41


Part 2, Chapter 103
Part 2, Chapter 103

00:48


Part 2, Chapter 104
Part 2, Chapter 104

01:01


Part 2, Chapter 105
Part 2, Chapter 105

00:43


Part 2, Chapter 106
Part 2, Chapter 106

00:55


Part 2, Chapter 107
Part 2, Chapter 107

00:51


Part 2, Chapter 108
Part 2, Chapter 108

00:53


Part 2, Chapter 109
Part 2, Chapter 109

01:07


Part 2, Chapter 110
Part 2, Chapter 110

01:18


Part 2, Chapter 111
Part 2, Chapter 111

00:34


Part 2, Chapter 112
Part 2, Chapter 112

01:01


Part 2, Chapter 113
Part 2, Chapter 113

00:57


Part 2, Chapter 114
Part 2, Chapter 114

00:31


Part 2, Chapter 115
Part 2, Chapter 115

00:45


Part 2, Chapter 116
Part 2, Chapter 116

00:41


Part 2, Chapter 117
Part 2, Chapter 117

00:27


Part 2, Chapter 118
Part 2, Chapter 118

00:28


Part 2, Chapter 119
Part 2, Chapter 119

00:18


Part 2, Chapter 120
Part 2, Chapter 120

01:18


Part 2, Chapter 121
Part 2, Chapter 121

01:15


Part 2, Chapter 122
Part 2, Chapter 122

01:18


Part 2, Chapter 123
Part 2, Chapter 123

00:22


Part 2, Chapter 124
Part 2, Chapter 124

01:00


Part 2, Chapter 125
Part 2, Chapter 125

01:33


Part 2, Chapter 126
Part 2, Chapter 126

01:06


Part 2, Chapter 127
Part 2, Chapter 127

01:45


Part 2, Chapter 128
Part 2, Chapter 128

00:21


Part 2, Chapter 129
Part 2, Chapter 129

01:27


Part 2, Chapter 130
Part 2, Chapter 130

00:55


Part 2, Chapter 131
Part 2, Chapter 131

00:51


Part 2, Chapter 132
Part 2, Chapter 132

00:22


Part 2, Chapter 133
Part 2, Chapter 133

01:14


Part 2, Chapter 134
Part 2, Chapter 134

00:43


Part 2, Chapter 135
Part 2, Chapter 135

01:36


Part 2, Chapter 136
Part 2, Chapter 136

01:46


Part 2, Chapter 137
Part 2, Chapter 137

00:37


Part 2, Chapter 138
Part 2, Chapter 138

00:30


Part 2, Chapter 139
Part 2, Chapter 139

00:43


Part 2, Chapter 140
Part 2, Chapter 140

00:48


Part 2, Chapter 141
Part 2, Chapter 141

00:50


Part 2, Chapter 142
Part 2, Chapter 142

00:53


Part 2, Chapter 143
Part 2, Chapter 143

01:09


Part 2, Chapter 144
Part 2, Chapter 144

01:02


Part 2, Chapter 145
Part 2, Chapter 145

01:45


Part 2, Chapter 146
Part 2, Chapter 146

00:44


Part 2, Chapter 147
Part 2, Chapter 147

00:23


Part 2, Chapter 148
Part 2, Chapter 148

00:30


Part 2, Chapter 149
Part 2, Chapter 149

00:57


Part 2, Chapter 150
Part 2, Chapter 150

00:59


Part 2, Chapter 151
Part 2, Chapter 151

01:10


Part 2, Chapter 152
Part 2, Chapter 152

01:23


Part 2, Chapter 153
Part 2, Chapter 153

01:49


Part 2, Chapter 154
Part 2, Chapter 154

00:58


Part 2, Chapter 155
Part 2, Chapter 155

02:21


Part 2, Chapter 156
Part 2, Chapter 156

01:22


Part 2, Chapter 157
Part 2, Chapter 157

00:50


Part 2, Chapter 158
Part 2, Chapter 158

00:40


Part 2, Chapter 159
Part 2, Chapter 159

00:23


Part 2, Chapter 160
Part 2, Chapter 160

00:29


Part 2, Chapter 161
Part 2, Chapter 161

00:41


Part 2, Chapter 162
Part 2, Chapter 162

00:19


Part 2, Chapter 163
Part 2, Chapter 163

00:48


Part 2, Chapter 164
Part 2, Chapter 164

00:58


Part 2, Chapter 165
Part 2, Chapter 165

00:18


Part 2, Chapter 166
Part 2, Chapter 166

01:18


Part 2, Chapter 167
Part 2, Chapter 167

00:40


Part 2, Chapter 168
Part 2, Chapter 168

00:38


Part 2, Chapter 169
Part 2, Chapter 169

00:52


Part 2, Chapter 170
Part 2, Chapter 170

01:18


Part 2, Chapter 171
Part 2, Chapter 171

00:38


Part 2, Chapter 172
Part 2, Chapter 172

01:16


Part 2, Chapter 173
Part 2, Chapter 173

00:29


Part 2, Chapter 174
Part 2, Chapter 174

00:29


Part 2, Chapter 175
Part 2, Chapter 175

01:04


Part 2, Chapter 176
Part 2, Chapter 176

00:58


Part 2, Chapter 177
Part 2, Chapter 177

01:12


Part 2, Chapter 178
Part 2, Chapter 178

01:23


Part 2, Chapter 179
Part 2, Chapter 179

01:01


Part 2, Chapter 180
Part 2, Chapter 180

00:36


Part 2, Chapter 181
Part 2, Chapter 181

08:53


Part 2, Chapter 182
Part 2, Chapter 182

02:06