When This Is Over, I Will Go to School, and I Will Learn to Read
No one knows the story of Kenya better than the children who live it. I had the opportunity to travel to this country and become immersed with the families there. The result is a1500-word nonfiction picture book titled, "When This Is Over, I Will Go To School, And I Will Learn To Read" A Story of Hope and Friendship for One Young Kenyan Orphan. This true story of one little boy is told in his own words. While there are many books about Africa on the market, none are told from a child's point of view like this one.
The children from the village created the book's illustrations. I asked these students to draw what represented family, love, happiness, sadness, fear and hope for them. I have powerful photographs of the children, the school, the village and the countryside, the hospital, the mobile clinic and orphan program. It is this truth that is certain to nudge the hearts and minds of parents, teachers and children everywhere.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Susan-Keefe - LibraryThing
A revealing insight into life for children in Kenya In this thought provoking book, the author has given us all the opportunity to discover what life is really like in Kenya for children. The pages ... Read full review
Africa afternoon Baba Babu belly bibi blows bowls breeze bright bugs church clinic crawl Dada dark doctor dressed Dude E-on eggs Farm fingers forest gentle go to school gone Grandfather Grandmother growing hair the color hands and feet happy hard head Hezron Hope and Friendship hospital hungry hurt Jamii jigger dip Kaka Kenya learn to read learn to walk legs live looks loud whoopee mamas Maseno North Sunrise medicine mosquito motorcar Mzee nets North Sunrise Nursery Pamela Sisman Bitterman Professor Nancy promises rafiki rain Read A Story round Sarah carries Sarah goes says scarred shamba shirts shoes sick singing Sister skin Skinny sleep slip smeared smile soft Someday song Story of Hope straight Sunrise Nursery School swallowed Tall tell tiny trees tucked ugali village waiting warm watoto window wonderful yellow Young Kenyan Orphan