The bite of the mango
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[Toronto ; New York] : Buffalo, NY : Annick Press ; Distributed in the U.S.A. by Firefly Books, c2008.
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Book
Physical Desc:
216 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.5 - AR Pts: 8
Rating:
5.5.
Status:
Hillwood High - Teen Biography
B KAM KAM
Wright Middle - Teen Biography
B KAM KAM
Description

As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumors of rebel attacks were no more than a distant worry.

But when 12-year-old Mariatu set out for a neighboring village, she never arrived. Heavily armed rebel soldiers, many no older than children themselves, attacked and tortured Mariatu. During this brutal act of senseless violence they cut off both her hands.

Stumbling through the countryside, Mariatu miraculously survived. The sweet taste of a mango, her first food after the attack, reaffirmed her desire to live, but the challenge of clutching the fruit in her bloodied arms reinforced the grim new reality that stood before her. With no parents or living adult to support her and living in a refugee camp, she turned to begging in the streets of Freetown.

As told to her by Mariatu, journalist Susan McClelland has written the heartbreaking true story of the brutal attack, its aftermath and Mariatu's eventual arrival in Toronto where she began to pull together the pieces of her broken life with courage, astonishing resilience and hope. Now in her twenties, Mariatu Kamara has been named a UNICEF Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict; a Voices of Courage Honoree by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children; and has established The Mariatu Foundation, which aims to offer much needed refuge to the ongoing victims of the civil war in Sierra Leone. A documentary about child victims of war, featuring Mariatu, is in the works.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781554511587 (Mackin), 1554511585 (Mackin)
Reading Level:
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Level 5.5, 8 Points

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Booklist,,1/1/2009
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ForeWord Magazine,,1/1/2009
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Kirkus Review,,10/15/2008
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Publisher's Weekly,,11/17/2008
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School Library Journal,,11/2008
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Voice of Youth Advocate,,2/2009
Description
The author, who lived in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, recounts how tasting the nectar of a mango gave her the will to live after surviving a brutal attack by heavily armed rebel soldiers and living in a refugee camp.
Target Audience
5.5.
Target Audience
7-12.
Target Audience
800,Lexile.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS,UG,5.5,8.0,126920.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,5.3,14.0,45626.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kamara, M., & McClelland, S. (2008). The bite of the mango. [Toronto ; New York] : Buffalo, NY: Annick Press ; Distributed in the U.S.A. by Firefly Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kamara, Mariatu and Susan. McClelland. 2008. The Bite of the Mango. [Toronto ; New York] : Buffalo, NY: Annick Press ; Distributed in the U.S.A. by Firefly Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kamara, Mariatu and Susan. McClelland, The Bite of the Mango. [Toronto ; New York] : Buffalo, NY: Annick Press ; Distributed in the U.S.A. by Firefly Books, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kamara, Mariatu., and Susan McClelland. The Bite of the Mango. [Toronto ; New York] : Buffalo, NY: Annick Press ; Distributed in the U.S.A. by Firefly Books, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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