YEAR OF NO RAIN
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux,
IL 5-8, RL 5.1
year is 1999 and the country of Sudan is still embroiled in a massive civil
war. Stephen's small village is peaceful enough but it is not immune
to outside influences. Whenever the aid workers drop food and supplies
from the airlift, the soldiers tend to raid the village shortly after.
That is why Stephen's mother tells the boys to go into hiding after the
air drop. The soldiers were known to force young boys into the army
and Stephen's mother wants to protect him. So Stephen and his two
friends do as they are told. When they return to the village, they
find it burned and their families dead. What can three young boys
do alone? Where can they go?
Refugees -- Fiction.
War -- Fiction.
Sudan -- Fiction.
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