BookGirl Mother Daughter Book Club

Navigate the complicated world of girlhood through reading and relationships. Whitney and Stella Templeton will lead a discussion on The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Books available at BookBar at 20% off. If you're interested in joining BookGirl, email 

About the Book:
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.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney, Shane Evans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316247801
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 16th, 2014