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14 Cows for America


ISBN: 9781561459612

Contributors: Deedy, Carmen Agra (Author)
Gonzalez, Thomas (Illustrator)
Naiyomah, Wilson Kimeli (Contribution by)

Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company, 2016

Dewey: 327.6762073

Binding: Paperback (Readerbound Available)

Levels

Accelerated Reader 4.1/LG
Lexile Level 0000
Guided Reading S
Interest LG

BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Values & Virtues, Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Africa, Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States


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Description

In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary. A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw. Tears flow freely from American and Maasai as these legendary warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe. Many will be profoundly touched, but for Americans, this selfless gesture will have deeper meaning still. For a heartsick nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hopeand friendship.

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