June 29, 2009

14 Cows for America


Oh, sure, this cover looks innocuous enough, but this book will slowly and gently pull out your heart and make you weep like, well, me after I read it.

This isn't out yet but will be out in August. I saw a copy at the conference I just attended and man did it get to me.

It's the true story of a man from a Masai tribe in Africa returning from being in New York after the events of 11 September 2001. I won't say much more except that it's awesome. It's one of those books like Pink & Say that'll make me cry in front of my students no matter how many times I read it but it makes you proud to be a human being. Which is saying something.

Amazon link.
Carmen Deedy's site.

3 comments:

christina said...

Thanks for sharing. I've added it to my TBR list. What age group would enjoy this the most?

Mary Lee said...

This is an AMAZING book!

Teacherninja said...

christina: I would say 3rd and up.

Mary Lee: I know, right!