Tag Archives: Africa

14 Cows for America

14 Cows For America is about Kimeli’s journey back home to Kenya after being in New York City on September 11, 2001. He speaks to his Maasai elders and they choose to give fourteen cows, the symbol of life, to America to bring healing: … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

An inspiring tale of William Kamkwamba and how he upcycled trash to make his community’s first windmill. During 2001 and 2001, Malawi suffered from severe drought. William’s village didn’t have electric lights, much less crop irrigation, so William studied at … Continue reading


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Mama Miti

A biography that reads like a legend, Mama Miti is a superb literature choice to study Kenya, wisdom and environmental renewal. Wangari Muta Maathai, a.k.a. Mama Miti, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, a first for an African woman. One … Continue reading

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Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story

Set in apartheid South Africa, Journey to Jo’burg chronicles the journey of Naledi and Tiro, brother and sister, as they make their way to Johannesburg from their village. The 200 kilometer trip is dangerous for children who have never been … Continue reading

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