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Soldier boy / Keely Hutton ; afterword by Ricky Richard Anywar.

Hutton, Keely, (author.).

Available copies

  • 31 of 33 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library Y Hutton Keely (Text) 22960001428928 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Anderson - Iva Branch Y Hutton Keely (Text) 22960001428936 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Anderson - Pendleton Branch Y Hutton Keely (Text) 22960001428944 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch T FIC HUT (Text) 0530006140196 Young Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch T FIC HUT (Text) 0530010618813 Young Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch T FIC HUT (Text) 0530006140203 Young Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - Lobeco Branch T FIC HUT (Text) 0530006010674 Young Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch T FIC HUT (Text) 0530006010683 Young Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Calhoun - Main Library YA F HUT (Text) 30102100709755 Young Adult Room Available -
Cherokee - Blacksburg Library YA F HUT (Text) 33636004142040 Young Adult Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374305635
  • ISBN: 0374305633
  • ISBN: 9781250158444
  • ISBN: 1250158443
  • Physical Description: x, 326 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, [2017]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Follows Ricky from 1987-1991, and Samuel in 2006, as they are abducted to serve as child-soldiers in Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. Includes historical notes and information about Friends of Orphans, an organization founded by Ricky Richard Anywar, on whose life the story is partly based.
A searing, shocking book―part non-fiction, part novel―based on the true story of a child soldier in Uganda who survived war and enslavement and went on to create a haven for others who suffered a similar fate. Soldier Boy begins with the story of Ricky Richard Anywar, abducted at age fourteen in 1989 to fight with Joseph Kony's rebel army in Uganda’s decades-long civil war. Ricky is trained, armed, and forced to fight government soldiers alongside his brutal kidnappers, but never stops dreaming of escape.The story continues twenty years later, with a fictionalized character named Samuel, representative of the thousands of child soldiers Ricky eventually helped rehabilitate as founder of the internationally acclaimed charity Friends of Orphans.Working closely with Ricky himself, debut author Keely Hutton has written an eye-opening book about a boy’s unbreakable spirit and indomitable courage. Beginning in Africa amidst the horrors of civil war, his is a story that is as uplifting as it is heartwrenching.-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 and up.
Grades 9 and up.
Awards Note:
2019-2020 South Carolina Book Award Nominee, Young Adult
Subject: Anywar, Ricky Richard > Childhood and youth > Juvenile fiction.
Soldiers > Juvenile fiction.
Uganda > History > 1979- > Juvenile fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Africa.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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