Title: Gorilla Dawn
By: Gill Lewis
Published: 2017 USA; 2015 UK
Call #: J Lewis, G
Terrific book about a girl caught up with a violent militia that is mining coltan in gorilla territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a boy whose father was a ranger. Respectful, empowering, with no stock characters, not only is Gorilla Dawn the best book I have read for young people about the DRC but it is a gorgeous and intense coming of age for kids.
Tags: Democratic Republic of Congo