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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

June 2017

Sandra Uwiringiyimana was just 10 years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head. She had watched as rebels gunned down her mother and six-year-old sister in a refugee camp. Remarkably, the rebel didn’t pull the trigger, and Sandra escaped. Thus began a new life for her and her surviving family members. With no home and no money, they struggled to stay alive. Eventually, through a United Nations refugee program, they moved to America, only to face yet another ethnic disconnect. In this memoir, Sandra tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, of her hope for the future, and how she found a way to give voice to her people.

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
by Sandra Uwiringiyimana with Abigail Pesta

  • Publication Date: May 16, 2017
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • ISBN-10: 0062470140
  • ISBN-13: 9780062470140