Written by Ellen Rodger
Published by Crabtree Publishing Company
Eight-year-old Etienne and his family live in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Kidnapped by a rebel army and forced to be a child soldier, Etienne finally escapes and is sent to a camp for freed child soldiers. He is reunited with his family who then flee the country, arriving as refugees in Canada. Interspersed with facts about the DRC and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the experiences of child soldiers and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.
Primary ISBN: 9780778731269
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Nonfiction, Age 09 or older
Community Represented: Congolese/Congolese American
Setting: Democratic Republic of Congo, Canada
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee
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