Andrea Davis Pinkney (andreadavispinkney.com) is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, and has been recognized by the Coretta Scott King Author Award committee with an honor for Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters and a medal for Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America. She is a four-time nominee for the NAACP Image Award. In addition to her work as an author, Ms. Pinkney is a publishing executive. She has been named one of the '25 Most Influential Black Women in Business' by The Network Journal, and is among Children's Health magazine's '25 Most Influential People in Our Children's Lives.' You can follow her on Twitter @AndreaDavisPink.
'Amira, look at me,' Muma insists.She collects both my hands in hers.'The Janjaweed attack without warning.If ever they come-- run.'
Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to s...[SEE MORE]