An Unlikely Family: Voices of Ethiopian and American Youth Who Are Turning Tragedy Into Hope
Ben Beisswenger, Christopher Beisswenger, Margaret Eldred, Meron Foster, Zoe Dmitrovsky, Carolynne Krusi
An Unlikely Family, Jan 9, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 103 pages
An Unlikely Family is the inspiring and uplifting story of those whose lives have been changed by the Selamta Children's home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A courageous and thoughtful group of Ethiopian orphans, along with the young Americans who have bonded with them, tell their remarkable stories through moving and heart warming conversations. Vibrant photographs and colorful graphics make the children's voices come alive. The heart-wrenching descriptions of the despair they have faced, the extraordinary challenges they have overcome, and the remarkable love they have found in their new families is a story of hope and survival that will resonate with every reader. When American students, Ethiopian professionals, generous sponsors, friends and advisors are added, an unlikely family is born. Like any family, what we get is often more than what we give.
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