The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

By Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil. Tells the story of Wamariya’s escape with her sister from the Rwandan massacre in 1994 when she was six years old. The two girls spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety — perpetually hungry, imprisoned and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness and witnessing inhuman cruelty. Invites readers to look beyond the label of “victim” and recognize the power of the imagination that can transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks. Read more.