Thursday, August 9, 2007

1994 was a year of great political upheaval in Rwanda. Over a million Tutsi people were massacred, and a million more fled to neighboring countries. Eight year old Jeanne lost her entire family, but was fortunate to escape and be adopted by Hanna Jansen. Now Hanna tells the fictionalized account of Jeanne's horrifying experience in Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You. Thought provoking, and true to the experience of this terrifying moment in African history, this book is sure to open your eyes to a tragic moment in African history. Booklist Editor's Choice: 2006, ALA Best Books for Young Adults: 2007.