Grades 7 - 9
Grade level Equivalent: 6.2
Lexile® Measure: 900L
Guided Reading: Z
- Young Adult
- Apes and Monkeys
- Endangered Animals and Welfare
- Courage, Bravery, Heroism
- Adult Content
About This Book
The compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos — and herself — from a violent coup.
The Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good.
When one girl has to follow her mother to her sanctuary for bonobos, she's not thrilled to be there. It's her mother's passion, and she'd rather have nothing to do with it. But when revolution breaks out and their sanctuary is attacked, she must rescue the bonobos and hide in the jungle. Together, they will fight to keep safe, to eat, and to survive.
Eliot Schrefer asks readers what safety means, how one sacrifices to help others, and what it means to be human in this new compelling adventure.