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The Cathedral of Fear by Irene Adler
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Giant Days, Volume 7 by John Allison The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear
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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta
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Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle
My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando
Noragami Volume 05 by Adachitoka
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Sovereign by April Daniels
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring by Enigma Alberti
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When the Silliest Cat Was Small by Gilles Bachelet
Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson

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Children's fantasy that isn't British
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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child: 04/16/18

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta is a memoir about life in the Democratic Republic of Congo, life in a refugee camp, and life as a refugee in America.

The book opens with Sandra at age ten expecting to be shot. It then goes back to earlier memories of life before the rebels took over. Life wasn't perfect but everyone was comfortable and the neighborhood looked after everyone. These chapters help to put everything else into perspective.

This is one of those books that should be read and is hard to explain without giving a full biography of the author. Things aren't glossed over, nor, though, are the horrific ones lingered over.

Four stars

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