Sosu's Call

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Sub-Saharan Publishers, 1997 - Africa - 37 pages
Sosu's Call, won the 1999 UNESCO 1st prize for Children's and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance. It is listed as one of the top twelve titles of Africa's 100 Best Books; and has been named an Honor Book for Young Children by the African Studies Association's Children's Africana Book Committee, as a contribution to accurate and balanced material on Africa for children. Beautifully illustrated on artpaper, the story tells of Sosu, a young disabled boy who cannot walk. Sosu misses going to school and all the activities of the other children. His village is on a lagoon, and one day when everyone is away fishing, working in the fields or at school, he raises the alarm with his drumming, and saves the village from total destruction by the sea. His heroism is rewarded when a wheelchair is donated and at last he can go to school.

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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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