Monday, October 12, 2009

14 Cows for America


14 Cows for America is the story of an unusual and touching gift given in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001. A Maasai tribe in Kenya is told of the events and decides that something must be done. This is an amazing book written by Carmen Agra Deedy and illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah is the young man who is the source of the story. There are so many lessons that can be taught using this book, but one that comes to mind is teaching students that no gift is too small and that we are all connected in this world. An absolutely wonderful read with fantastic illustrations and great heart. Check out the website that is linked above.

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