Gorilla Dawn by Gill Lewis (2017 US) (2015 UK)

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.

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