Gorilla Dawn is an exciting book that is full of surprises. It is about a girl named Imara who is a prisoner in a rebel camp. The rebels capture a baby gorilla and Imara takes care of him. She names him Kitwana. Eventually, Imara runs away from the camp with Kitwana and is rescued and reunited with her family. Then, after a series of events, Kitwana is set back into the wild.