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Andrea Pinkney's lyrical verse and Shane Evans' evocative illustrations combine in a powerful story of one girls' triumphant journey inspired by true tales of life in Sudan.

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Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than 20 books for children, including Bird in a Box and several collaborations with her husband Brian Pinkney, including Sit-In, Hand in Hand and Martin & Mahalia. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, N.Y. Shane Evans is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom, which won a Coretta Scott King award, and Nobody Gonna Turn Me Round, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. his website is ShaneEvans.com.

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"Pinkney uses deft strokes to create engaging characters through the poetry of their observations and the poignancy of their circumstances... A soulful story that captures the magic of possibility, even in difficult times."--Kirkus Reviews "Pinkney faces war's horrors head on, yet also conveys a sense of hope and promise." --Publishers Weekly

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