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How Dare The Sun Rise: memoirs of a war child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana & Abigail Pesta

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:01pm -- JGranatino

Sandra Uwiringiyimana was only ten when the refugee camp her family sheltered in was attacked by rebel forces in the Congo. The massacre took 166 lives, including her 6-year-old sister. Her family was eventually able to come to America but found their vision of the American Dream was in sharp contrast to the reality. Not only were they trying to come to terms with grief and loss, but coping with issues only immigrants might understand such as language barriers, poverty and cultural differences. Sandra's high school project focusing on the survivors of the Gatumba Massacre resulted in an invitation to the Women in the World Summit, sharing a stage with Charlie Rose. This powerful memoir tells not only Sandra's story, but gives a voice to those caught in the crosshairs all over the world. 

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