14 Cows for America

14 Cows for America by Carmen Deedy and illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya.

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14 Cows for America by Carmen Deedy and illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.  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 on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unsought and 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.  For a heartsick nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hop and friendship.  Kimeli Naiyomah returned home to his Maasai village from New York City with news of 9/11 terrorist attacks. His story prompted the villagers to give a heartfelt gift to help America heal. Deedy and Gonzalez bring Naiyomah's story to life with pithy prose and vibrant illustrations.

Hardback, 36 pages.  We will email the teacher's guide upon receipt of an order for the book!  

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