How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child By Sandra Uwiringiyimana Abigail Pesta, How Dare the Sun Rise Memoirs of a War Child This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringyimana a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre im
  • Title: How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
  • Author: Sandra Uwiringiyimana Abigail Pesta
  • ISBN: 9780062470164
  • Page: 418
  • Format: ebook
  • How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child By Sandra Uwiringiyimana Abigail Pesta, This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism.Sandra was just ten years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head She had watched as rThis profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism.Sandra was just ten years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head She had watched as rebels gunned down her mother and six year old sister in a refugee camp Remarkably, the rebel didn t pull the trigger, and Sandra escaped.Thus began a new life for her and her surviving family members With no home and no money, they struggled to stay alive Eventually, through a United Nations refugee program, they moved to America, only to face yet another ethnic disconnect Sandra may have crossed an ocean, but there was now a much wider divide she had to overcome And it started with middle school in New York.In this memoir, Sandra tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, of her hope for the future, and how she found a way to give voice to her people.
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    1. It was light out when we found them, the sun rising slowly in a pale blue sky, casting a warm glow over the fields of sorrow and grief I remember thinking How dare the sun rise, as if it were any other day, after such a gruesome night First of all how do you rate someone s life You can t give one or two stars and say things like uh, didn t like it or boring That s not how it works.This is the first time that I ve heard of Sandra Uwiringiyimana Sandra is a young woman, born in the Congo Her tribe [...]


    2. Audio book narrated by the author, Sandra Uwiringiyimana 6h 25 minWow This November 2017 memoir about the author and her family s journey from the DRC to refugees in Rochester, NY is definitely one of my favorite reads of this year Sandra speaks so eloquently and with such emotion about family, faith, cultural differences and dealing with PTSD A must have for my nonfiction section of my classroom library.


    3. I was approved for this book for review All thoughts are my own This was such a powerful book I loved it, I mean I really loved it To hear what Sandra has been through was heart breaking, but it also opened up my eyes to other atrocities that plague the world and how they go unnoticed or forgotten by the public Sandra reminds us that although it may not be happening to us it definitely is happening all over the world This is such an inspiring story that I want to read about young adults like he [...]


    4. The most significant thing about How Dare the Sun Rise, is that it not simply the story of a war child It is the story of a girl who had to watch her 6 year old sister get gunned down It is the story of a girl who was looked at as an outcast no matter where she went It is the story of a girl who left behind everything she knew to come with her family to America It is the story of a girl who felt she didn t fit in a culture that was so different from the one she had known It is the story of a gir [...]


    5. Finished the ARC of this and I couldn t put it down Refugee Sandra details her family s flight from the war torn Congo and their struggles as immigrants living in an urbanized landscape of America Told with brutal honesty and an insightful look into the world as an outsider looking in, it is certainly one memoir every young person needs to read when it releases in the US in May Highly recommended.


    6. More reviews at Mrs ReaderPantsVIEW Though the subject matter was incredibly sad and violent, the conversational first person narrative made this easy and engaging to read I love Sandra s quiet power in how she compares her life in The Democratic Republic of the Congo and her new life as a middle schooler in the USA Some of the comparisons are funny, and some are just horribly sad.I love the bottom line message about how race in the USA is a much bigger deal than it is in Africa Sandra talks abo [...]


    7. This was a great non fiction read The first few chapters were repetitive but it quickly picks up after that I love how the author described everything in great detail This is the story of a African war child and her move to America A true testimony of a survivor My favorite part of this book was her transition to America The author describes everything when it came to food, culture, and race Most of which I felt was very accurate.


    8. 3.5I feel like a cruel person for rating it 3 stars though I would clarify it is of a 3.5 , however, in the end, I have to rate this as a piece of writing, and not the author s experience Also, I do generally read novels, so perhaps I am also judging this from a fictional standpoint, not nonfiction.For the negative first, ultimately, this just isn t the best written book Some parts are incredible, especially early on as she describes growing up in Africa, becoming a refugee, and the massacre on [...]


    9. The author is a member of the Banyamulenge tribe from Rwanda who had settled in the Congo generations before Because their customs and language were different they were always considered alien and subject to attacks As a ten year old her family was living in a refugee camp Gatumba when it was attacked and over a hundred people brutally massacred including her youngest sister while many of her family were shot and left for dead Eventually her family was allowed to come to America where they had t [...]


    10. This is my 10th book of 2018, and so far, it easily ranks as my second favorite of this year behind The Wet Engine This book should be put in every middle and high school classroom Sandra s story needs to be heard, and Sandra s bravery in sharing her story is unbelievably inspiring This is now at the top of my list of books that I highly recommend to students Undoubtedly, adults will enjoy it, too Sandra loses her sister in a massacre, endures poverty, flees her homeland to America, and her stru [...]


    11. This memoir is a believable and moving account of the life experiences of a young Banyamulenge woman She escaped a bloody massacre in a refuge camp in Africa in which her younger sister and other family members were murdered This first hand account details her family s struggle in the aftermath of the attack and their trials and tribulations after a refugee resettlement to Rochester, NY Her activism on behalf of her people has been recognized in national and international circles.



    12. Wow Just wow There are no words to correctly express how this book , this intimate look into someone s life, makes me feel This stunned me It made me so, very thankful to live in America, yet appalled at how some of the whites treated Miss Sandra because she s different Miss Sandra is an incredibly strong and amazing woman What she lived through.I admire her greatly There are not many woman who could go through what she did and yet come out so strong and trying to do good for everyone else She s [...]


    13. Short review 4.5 stars Very powerful memoir written by a young woman born and raised into conflict in Congo Sad, gripping, and haunting telling of survival, sadness, and triumph Much of this memoir was very graphic and hard to read It was a novel that ended on a great note and the author chose to show the vestiges of war and the struggle to cope years later Sandra wrote this memoir to remember things lost and as a call to action Worth a read.


    14. This was such a powerful read There were a range of emotions that I experienced reading this book, fear, angry, sadness and joy Sandra told an amazing story of herself and her families escape Her life in constant war was normal or so it seemed, always fleeing her home and coming back, until one time she left and never had the chance to return home She explains the struggles that she faced living in the refugee camp, the scarcity of water and food Sandra takes us through the extensive interviewin [...]


    15. Compelling autobiography of growing up in war torn Congo in Africa and then as a refugee, coming to America and the war torn hallways of American Middle High Schools This was an extremely well written, fast read I also listened to the audio book while following along in the ebook The author narrated the audio book and did a really good job There were a couple issues I had with the book, basically comments the author made that I felt were unnecessary or a bit on the ungrateful side and since they [...]


    16. Thoughtful and unsettling I m picky when it comes to memoirs, but I found this one to be interesting and worth my time Just don t expect it to be an easy read, since it s about a girl who survived a massacre There is obviously violence and hardship, but there is also plenty to think about It s an inside look at the life of a refugee, and it definitely reminded me how fortunate I am, when many others aren t Pages 304


    17. Sandra shares the story of her unimaginable life growing up in Africa belonging to her friends and family but belonging to no country As white American being born and raised in a middle class family, I can hardly begin to understand the difficulties, differences and terror she has managed to survive.Keep telling your story Sandra.


    18. Sandra s story of terror, heartbreak, and hope is an eye opening look at the warring happening in the Congo and the troubling race relations in the US Very informative and the storytelling style almost felt like she was in the room with you sharing her life From advanced reader copy.


    19. Damn HOW DARE THE SUN RISE does not pull punches It s a real, horrifying look at living in a war zone, being a refugee, and trying to resettle in a new country where suddenly race is an issue An absolutely stunning, must read book.


    20. This is a MUST read for high school and adults Pairs with A Long Way Gone perfectly, and many other immigrant and refugee stories Powerful, thought provoking, and lots of discussion starters.


    21. This heartbreaking story about the struggles of a girl trying to survive her war torn country and later on trying hard to adapt to life in the US as a refugee is certainly an eye opener.


    22. Wow full review to come after SLJ publication, but for now I ll just say this one hit me hard in such a good way



    23. I was really torn with this review Uwiringiyimana s story is compelling, heartbreaking, and astounding as she states, it s shocking that the massacre she and her family endured was not international news I m not sure how a child lives through and recovers from that type of horror, though sadly thousands of children have to do this each year Her determination to use her tragedy to fuel good for other refugees and the people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is beyond honorable, and I salute [...]


    24. Review Posted on Reading Lark 4 27 17 readinglark 2017 This was a powerful memoir, but a difficult one to read Sandra Uwiringiyimana is a young woman who grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo War was a constant worry for her and her family they were often displaced as fighting broke out Things were even worse for Sandra s family as they came from a tribe that faced severe persecution in Congo While Sandra s life in Africa, has many happy memories associated with it, it also holds some [...]


    25. A memoir from Sandra s perspective, How Dare the Sun Rise is the story of Uwiringiyimana s childhood in a war torn country and her family s immigration to the United States as refugees Uwiringiyimana grew up in the DR of Congo and later moved to Rwanda as a refugee, ultimately emigrating to the us She speaks from the heart very honestly and openly about her experiences She loved school, but often school was interrupted by war, and she would flee with her family Uwiringiyimana s worst nightmare o [...]


    26. Extremely inspirational a beautiful story about survival and overcoming whatever demons you experienced in your past.


    27. This was an amazing book dealing with resilience, community, family and unity For me it was equal parts relatable and unimaginable I do remember learning English with television and having to help my parents with translations, but I can never imagine going through something so difficult as Sandra It is difficult for me to review this book, because though I am a minority in the States, I ve led a privileged life in which racism has not been directed at me personally It has however affected my peo [...]


    28. Sandra was ten years old when her refugee camp was attacked and her younger sister killed This memoir tells her story of survival and her journey towards peace, independence, and redemption.


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