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Keely Hutton | Soldier Boy

Join us for a special Skype visit with Keely Hutton. She will be discussing her new historical YA novel, Soldier Boy

Part non-fiction, part novel—this book is based on the true story of a child soldier in Uganda who survived to help others.

Here is the true 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 sent to battle government forces alongside his brutal kidnappers. After witnessing unimaginable horror, he manages to escape. Here also is the story, set twenty years later, of 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, Keely Hutton has written an eye-opening book about how one boy’s unbreakable spirit and indomitable courage led him to survive war and enslavement and go on to create a haven for others who suffered a similar fate. She is also working closely with the non-profit organization, Friends of Orphans, which is founded and is administered by former child soldiers, orphans and abductees from the Pader district. All of whom were and continue to be affected by the war in Northern Uganda.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Soldier Boy today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 85105
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ISBN: 9780374305635
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-3 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - June 13th, 2017