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Author Rodger, Ellen, author.
Title A refugee's journey from the Democratic Republic of the Congo / written by Ellen Rodger.
Pub Info New York, New York : Crabtree Publishing, 2017.
book jacket
 Brewster-Children's Coll.  J 362.779 ROD     AVAILABLE
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 305.9 Lea     AVAILABLE
 Provincetown-Children's  J 362.779 RODGER     AVAILABLE
Descript 32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Leaving my homeland
Leaving my homeland.
Audience 780L Lexile
Note Includes index.
Contents Leaving the Democratic Republic of the Congo -- My homeland, the DRC -- Etienne's story : my life before the conflict -- A violent history -- Etienne's story : we leave Lubumbashi -- Surviving during conflict -- Etienne's story : kidnapped -- Child soldiers -- Etienne's story : my life in a refugee camp -- Where do refugees go? -- Etienne's story : my new home in Canada -- Refugee struggles -- How you can help Congolese refugees -- Glossary -- Learning more -- Index and about the author.
Summary 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.
Subject Refugees -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Juvenile literature.
Refugees -- Canada -- Juvenile literature.
Refugee children -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Juvenile literature.
Refugee children -- Canada -- Juvenile literature.
Child soldiers -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Juvenile literature.
Refugees -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780778731269 (reinforced library binding ; alk. paper)
077873126X (reinforced library binding ; alk. paper)
9780778731566 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0778731561 (pbk. ; alk. paper)