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Deogratias : a tale of Rwanda

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Call NumberYA FIC STAd
Dates2006; ©2006
Statement of ResponsibilityStassen ; translated by Alexis Siegel.
Creators & ContributorsStassen, Jean-Philippe (author)
Siegel, Alexis (translator)
SummaryThis is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the eyes of a boy named Deogratias. He is an ordinary teenager, in love with a girl named Benigne, but Degratias is a Hutu and Benigne is a Tutsi who dies in the genocide, and Deogratias himself plays a part in her death.
Physical Description 79 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the French by Alexis Siegel.
PublisherNew York : First Second
EditionFirst American Edition
NotesOriginally published in Belgium in 2000 under the title Déogratias
2007 Young Adult Library Services Association list of "Great Graphic Novel for Teens"
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 14–18
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes