The Girl Who Smiled Beads
A Story of War and What Comes AfterBook - 2018
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Review of The Girl Who Smiled Beads in Cascadia Weekly (Wednesday, June 27, 2018) by WCLS Collection Services Manager, Lisa Gresham. (more)
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"In 1994, six-year-old Wamariya fled genocidal violence in Rwanda with her older sister, Claire, and spent the next six years moving through seven African countries before landing in America."
Told through her childhood memories, we experience the terror and raw beauty of a girl and her older sister seeking refuge during the war in Rwanda and the time following as they sought asylum. This story reinforces our belief in the strength of the human spirit. I was especially interested in t... Read More »
WhatcomAdultLibrarians Oct 25, 2018
“Wamariya has written a heartbreaking account of her survival of the Rwandan genocide. In 1994, she and her sister fled Rwanda and spent the next six years migrating through Africa, looking for a safe haven. Told in alternating chapters, between her harrowing escape and her arrival in the US as a... Read More »
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