Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan

Book cover for Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan by Mary Williams

Mary Williams


R. Gregory Christie

Book Summary

Eight-year-old Garang is tending cattle far from his family’s home in southern Sudan when war comes to his village. Frightened but unharmed, he returns to find everything has been destroyed.

Soon Garang meets other boys whose villages have been attacked. Before long they become a moving band of thousands, walking hundreds of miles seeking safety — first in Ethiopia and then in Kenya. The boys face numerous hardships and dangers along the way, but their faith and mutual support help keep the hope of finding a new home alive in their hearts.

Based on heartbreaking yet inspirational true events in the lives of the Lost Boys of Sudan, Brothers in Hope is a story of remarkable and enduring courage and an amazing testament to the unyielding power of the human spirit.

Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Boys, Friendship, War, Orphans, Migration, Black, North Africa, Courage, Hope

Age Range
Ages 12+ (grades 8 and up), Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
Lee & Low Books
Book Category
North Africa & Middle East