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Screen Shot 2016-11-17 at 4.24.09 PM.pngThis novel in free verse describes what happened to a 12-year-old girl and her family during the genocide in Darfur region of Sudan.

Andrea Davis Pinkney's Red Pencil and More, New York Times (November 6, 2014)

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Video Book Review from Fairfax County Public Schools

Video Book Trailer
Screen Shot 2016-10-28 at 12.34.37 PM.pngAndrea Pinkney Davis Biography and Books from Scholastic



Map of Sudan before succession of South Sudan
Map of Sudan before succession of South Sudan

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Historical Connections

Genocide in the Darfur Region of Sudan--2004 to Present, from Holocaust Museum, Houston

The Genocide in Darfur, a New York Times Video by Nicholas Kristof

Holocaust Museum's Crisis in Darfur on Google Earth, from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Sudan: Events in 2015 from Human Rights Watch


See World History II.43 for more on ethnic conflicts Sudan and South Sudan.

The Challenges of Peacekeeping in Darfur, International Refugee Rights Initiative (June 2016)

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Darfur is Dying, a video game for change