Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Heart Will Not Sit Down by Mara Rockcliff

When Kedi learns about the Great Depression in her teacher's "village" in the United States, she knows she wants to help feed the starving children. She asks everyone in her village to help feed the starving children but no one can help given their own needs. Kedi is pleasantly surprised later when her village is able to send $3.77 to New York City to help buy food for the starving people. Inspired by actual events of a village in Cameroon helping by sending money to people whose faces we have never seen. Beautifully written, great language, and a reminder of what we all should be doing - helping each other.

Text: 5 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations: 4 Buckeye leaves

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