Everything you need to understand or teach How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana.
Sandra Uwiringiyimana's autobiography, How Dare the Sun Rise, chronicles her story as part of the Banyamulenge tribe. Growing up in Africa, the family faced the constant threat of violence, leading up to an attack that left Sandra's six-year-old sister dead and her family in shock. They were granted approval to immigrate to America. Sandra was shocked to find that racial divisions ruled much of her life in America as well. She became an activist for her people, bringing attention to her story. In particular, she emphasized the overall plight of the Banyamulenge tribe. The main themes are coming of age, the relationship between Sandra and her mother Rachel, and the roles of home and culture.