Community Spotlight: Children of the Sun, a Novel by Daniel Nsengimana

Editor’s note: RtR is introducing a new Community Spotlight section where we’ll be regularly highlighting creative projects, especially by current and former LO students of color, that are helping advance the mission of educating and empowering our community with the tools to combat racism in all its forms and make Lake Oswego and Oregon a better place to live for people of all ethnicities. If you have tips for projects that you think should be featured in future posts, submit them to with the subject line Re: Community Spotlight.

Check out Lake Oswego High School alum Daniel Nsengimana’s debut novel Children of the Sun. The former RtR columnist and founding member of the LOHS Black Student Union’s new book takes readers to precolonial Africa where a royal family prepares to stave off an incoming invasion while navigating open family wounds. Learn more about the book and buy a copy on his Amazon webpage.

Hear Daniel talk about his experience growing up in Lake Oswego on Life After the Bubble.