Deogratias : a tale of Rwanda
Call NumberYA FIC STAd
Statement of ResponsibilityStassen ; translated by Alexis Siegel.
Creators & ContributorsStassen, Jean-Philippe
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
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