The Red Pencil
Updated: 1/16/2020
The Red Pencil
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  • The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney: Exposition
  • Hi! My name is Amira and this is my family. Dando, Muma, and Leila.
  • I want to go to Gad Primary School and learn, but Muma says no.
  • "What they teach you from those books is useless to you, Amira. We need you here , to milk our cows, to pick okra and melons, to rake." (48)
  • Rising Action
  • The Janjaweed attacked our village, killing Dando and destroying our home.
  • Climax
  • We are going to go to a safe camp called Kalma.
  • I, Old Anwar, will help take care of them.
  • Falling Action: Part One
  • "Today the red pencil does morethan beg for my hand.It makes me a promise.It tells me to try." (207)
  • I gave in and secretly taught Amira how to read, write, and do math.
  • I decided to sneak out and go to Gad Primary School to learn, read, write, and teach others how to do so.
  • "Even with light on your path, how can you walk to a place you do not know?"" You cannot walk alone." (304)
  • Falling Action: Part Two
  • Resolution
  • We finally got to Nyala where Gad Primary School is. I can get the education I need.
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