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The Resource The bite of the mango, by Mariatu Kamara ; with Susan McClelland

The bite of the mango, by Mariatu Kamara ; with Susan McClelland

Label
The bite of the mango
Title
The bite of the mango
Statement of responsibility
by Mariatu Kamara ; with Susan McClelland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Mariatu set out for a neighborhood village in Sierra Leone, she was kidnapped and tortured, and both of her hands cut off. She turned to begging to survive. This heart-rending memoir is a testament to her courage and resilience. Today she is a UNICEF Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict
Summary
The author, who lived in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, recounts how tasting the nectar of a mango gave her the will to live after surviving a brutal attack by heavily armed rebel soldiers and living in a refugee camp
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, 2009.
  • Red Maple Nonfiction Award (Ontario), 2011.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
299293
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kamara, Mariatu
Dewey number
j966.404092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT516.828 K35
LC item number
A3 2008
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 800
  • 800
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McClelland, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kamara, Mariatu
  • Kamara, Mariatu
  • Kamara, Mariatu
  • War victims
  • Amputees
  • War victims
  • Amputees
  • Victimes de guerre
  • Amputés
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
Target audience
adult
Label
The bite of the mango, by Mariatu Kamara ; with Susan McClelland
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9781554511587
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • ocn216940748
  • (OCoLC)216940748
Label
The bite of the mango, by Mariatu Kamara ; with Susan McClelland
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9781554511587
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • ocn216940748
  • (OCoLC)216940748

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