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The Weaver's Scar: For Our Rwanda

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The Weaver's Scar: For Our Rwanda is the first young adult novel written in English and for an American audience that deals directly with the Rwandan genocide of 1994. It was written by Brian Crawford and published in 2013 by Royal Fireworks Press,[1] the novel was the recipient of the 2014 Skipping Stones Honor Award for Multicultural and International Books;[2] VOYA Magazine also awarded the novel a place in its 2014 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers.[3] The Weaver's Scar received praise from experts,[4] established authors,[5] Africa Access,[6] and The School Library Journal.[7] The novel relates the story of Faustin, a Tutsi teen who is forced to flee the mounting ethnic violence with Déo, an unlikely friend.


  1. ^ "The Weaver's Scar: For Our Rwanda by Brian Crawford". rfwp.com.
  2. ^ "The 2014 Skipping Stones Honor Awards" (PDF). skippingstones.org. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  3. ^ "Fiction for Middle school readers 2014" (PDF). voyamagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  4. ^ Augustine Brannigan (2013). "Review of Brian Crawford, The Weaver's Scar: For Our Rwanda" (PDF). ucalgary.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  5. ^ "Fleeing Genocide: A Review of The Weaver's Scar". thepiratetree.com.
  6. ^ "The Weaver's Scar for our Rwanda". Africa Access. 30 May 2014.
  7. ^ "The Weaver's Scar: For Our Rwanda - Bookverdict.com". bookverdict.com.