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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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Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave, a novel-in-verse by Katherine Applegate, is a moving story about Kek, who as a refugee from Sudan who as seen atrocities never loses hope of seeing his mother again. This story has an authentic and perceptive voice, beautiful language and … Continue reading


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Chilly Milly Moo

Milly Moo is different from the other cows–she doesn’t give milk. Not until a cold and blustery day rages does Milly find out what she can give. Fiona Ross‘s illustrations stand out with their muted colours and strong lines. The … Continue reading

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Fair Cow

Follow Effie as she gets gussied up for her trip to the state fair where she can’t help but stand out.  Maybe she can’t win the cow’s beauty pageant, but she can win at being Effie. Leslie Helakoski’s Fair Cow … Continue reading

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