Sosu's Call

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Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 37 pages
Winner of the 1999 UNESCO prize and IBBY's Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities award, Sosu's Call by Ghanaian author/illustrator Meshack Asare is a story of heroism and resolve. Sosu is all alone in his family's compound when disaster strikes. The waters are rising, and most of the people of the village are in the fields. The only ones left are the very old and the very young. And Sosu, who cannot walk. Somehow he manages to make his way through the rising waters up the hill to the drum shed, where he sounds the alarm and saves the village.A book about differences, about acceptance, about what it means to be normal. A book about the people and the lives that take place on the other side of the world, and in our own backyard.

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User Review  - adates12 - LibraryThing

Sosu's call is about a child who is seen as weak but then saves his whole village. I think this book teaches readers that everyone has their strengths and is important, no matter what their weaknesses are. I would use this book anywhere from first to third grade. Read full review

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User Review  - xliao - LibraryThing

Sosu's call told a disability boy who didn't be accepted by the people live in the same village with him, but he didn't his best during storm comes to village, after that, people and Sosu got happy live. Actually, the big trouble always makes people get together. Read full review


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