Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudanby John Bul Dau
One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There’s warmth as well, in their humorous tales of adapting to American life. For… See more details below
One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There’s warmth as well, in their humorous tales of adapting to American life. For its importance as a primary source, for its inclusion of the rarely told female perspective of Sudan’s lost children, for its celebration of human resilience, this is the perfect story to inform and inspire young readers.
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- Age Range:
- 12 Years
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Sometimes children have to fight to survive, too. Sometimes they need to be brave for themselves. Unfortunately, hundreds of children in Sudan, Africa had to do just that. In the book "Lost Boy, Lost Girl" John Bul Dau and Martha Arual Akech, tell their stories about being children during the Southern Sudan civil war in Africa. Soldiers raided their villages, and they were forced to flee. They tell separate stories of how they had to find refuge after war, and then find safety after more war without parents to guide them. It is a sad tale about how many people got separated from their families and had to find someone that they could rely on just to survive. I enjoyed this book because even though it is sad, there is happiness throughout the book, too. It has some humor as well. I recommend this book to all middle school students because it gives them an idea of how it was in Africa during this war, but isn’t a boring read at all. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it. Sure, it is sad, but it is also a great book that many people would enjoy.
This is an amazing book!!!!!!
The book Lost Boy, Lost Girl by John Bul Dau and Martha Arual Akech was emotionally tugging and intense. It tells the story to two different groups traveling across the desert trying to escape the ongoing war. The imagery and descriptions were amazing, and they left you perfectly picturing the situation-- not always a good thing. I thought the book itself was great, but at some points it was a little too graphic.The authors are really good at describing the situation, but many of the things they saw were perhaps too scary or vivid. I would recommend this book to anybody above the age of fifteen.
Kiddos have to survrive,they need to be brave also protect themself from other people never listen to strangers
Very good summer reading