The Red Pencil - Part 1, Wheat – Part I, Possibilities Summary & Analysis

Andrea Davis Pinkney
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Part 1, Wheat – Amira turns 12 years old in September 2003, and is old enough to wear a toob. Her mother, Muma, wishes her blessings for all of the years still to come. Amira and her family are farmers who primarily grow wheat, which can be used to make flour, bread, and golden cake.

Part 1, Dando’s Delight – Amira watches a sparrow fly up from the wheat, and her father, Dando, picks Amira up in his arms as if she was a sparrow, just as he has done since she was a little girl. He tells her that she can fly, and Amira truly believes that she can in his arms, as if there are unlimited possibilities. He tells her she is precious, calls her “Amira Bright”, and tells her she is a sparrow among sparrows, and that she is rising as sparrows...

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