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The Resource The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

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The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after
Title
The girl who smiled beads
Title remainder
a story of war and what comes after
Statement of responsibility
Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
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Author
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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. In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety -- perpetually hungry, imprisoned, and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing inhuman cruelty. They did not know whether their parents were dead or alive. When Clemantine was twelve, she and her sister were granted refugee status in the United States; there, in Chicago, their lives diverged. Though their bond remained unbreakable, Claire, who had for so long protected and provided for Clemantine, was a single mother struggling to make ends meet, while Clemantine was taken in by a family who raised her as their own. She seemed to live the American dream: attending private school, taking up cheerleading, and, ultimately, graduating from Yale. Yet the years of being treated as less than human, of going hungry and seeing death, could not be erased. She felt at the same time six years old and one hundred years old. In this memoir, Clemantine provokes us to look beyond the label of "victim" and recognize the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks
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.
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Award
  • Alex Award, 2019.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Biography type
autobiography
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10638412
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Wamariya, Clemantine,
Dewey number
  • 967.57104/31
  • B
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maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL800L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
DT450.437.W36
LC item number
A3 2018
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800
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weil, Elizabeth
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True
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  • Wamariya, Clemantine
  • Rwanda
  • Massacre survivors
  • Refugees
  • Unaccompanied refugee children
  • Refugees
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Rwanda
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HISTORY / Africa
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Refugees
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ATLAS
Target audience
adult
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a story of war and what comes after
Label
The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21386839
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780451495327
Lccn
2017045871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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System control number
(OCoLC)1001307330
Label
The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21386839
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780451495327
Lccn
2017045871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1001307330

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