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K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection


Author/Publisher/Website: Schrefer, E.
Copyright: 2016
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Nov/2018
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9780545165776
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 6-8
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Resource Description

Fourteen-year-old New Yorker Sophie is visiting her mother, who runs a bonobo sanctuary in the Congo, when civil unrest breaks out, and Sophie is separated from her mother. She risks her life to save Otto, her bonobo, and is stranded with him at her mother's Sanctuary when rebels take over, but she manages to flee with Otto, jeopardizing her own safety, and beginning a perilous journey to find her mother. This powerful story, for mature, sophisticated readers, may be used for read-aloud, classroom library, or literature circles, and can launch discussion of human rights, political uncertainty, and attempts to save endangered species. Log in to read the full ERAC review.