Annotations for Christophe's Story


Baker & Taylor
Christophe, a young Rwandan refugee living in England, is having trouble getting used to his new school, new language, and new life, but when his teacher persuades Christophe to share his story with his classmates, he tells them of the terrifying day the soldiers came to his house and killed his baby brother. Simultaneous.

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Baker & Taylor
Eight-year-old Christophe, a Rwandan refugee in England, has a hard time adjusting to school and his new country, until he finally finds the words to tell the other children his story.

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Perseus Publishing
Life has been very lonely for Christopher. The young Rwandan refugee is having trouble getting used to his new school, new language, and new life. Worst of all, he misses his grandfather who had to be left behind. His teacher persuades Christophe to share his story with his classmates ? so he tells them of the terrifying day the soldiers came to his house and killed his baby brother. The spoken story fills the air and his classmates are spellbound. But when his teacher asks him to write it down and read it out at an assembly, Christophe is horrified. In his culture, it is believed that once a story is written down, it loses its potency. Will Christophe find a way to break through the barriers and share his story?


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Publisher Group West
Life has been very lonely for Christopher. The young Rwandan refugee is having trouble getting used to his new school, new language, and new life. Worst of all, he misses his grandfather who had to be left behind. His teacher persuades Christophe to share his story with his classmates -- so he tells them of the terrifying day the soldiers came to his house and killed his baby brother. The spoken story fills the air and his classmates are spellbound. But when his teacher asks him to write it down and read it out at an assembly, Christophe is horrified. In his culture, it is believed that once a story is written down, it loses its potency. Will Christophe find a way to break through the barriers and share his story?


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