The Resource The girl who smiled beads, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

The girl who smiled beads, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

Label
The girl who smiled beads
Title
The girl who smiled beads
Statement of responsibility
Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. It was 1994, and in 100 days more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Clemantine and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, ran and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety. They did not know whether their parents were alive. At age twelve, Clemantine and Claire were granted asylum in the United States. Raw, urgent, yet disarmingly beautiful, this book captures the true costs and aftershocks of war: what is forever lost, what can be repaired, the fragility and importance of memory. A riveting story of dislocation, survival
Summary
Traces the author's harrowing experiences as a young child during the Rwanda massacres and displacements, which separated her from her parents and forced the author and her older sister to endure six years as refugees in seven countries, foraging for survival and encountering unexpected acts of cruelty and kindness before she was granted asylum in a profoundly different America
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Alex Award, 2019.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638412
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wamariya, Clemantine
Dewey number
967.57104/31
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weil, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wamariya, Clemantine
  • Refugees
  • Rwanda
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of war and what comes after
Label
The girl who smiled beads, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781786331472
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The girl who smiled beads, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781786331472
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print

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