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The Bite of the Mango

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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.

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Publisher: Annick Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: December 15, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9781554512140
  • Release date: December 15, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9781554512140
  • File size: 2371 KB
  • Release date: December 15, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9781554515059
  • File size: 927 KB
  • Release date: December 15, 2011


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ATOS Level:5.5
Lexile® Measure:800
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:4

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.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Annick Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: December 15, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781554512140
    Release date: December 15, 2011

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781554512140
    File size: 2371 KB
    Release date: December 15, 2011

    PDF ebook
    ISBN: 9781554515059
    File size: 927 KB
    Release date: December 15, 2011

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
    PDF ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.5
    Lexile® Measure: 800
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 4
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