When Kedi hears about America's Great Depression
from her teacher,
her heart will not sit down. Men and women are unable to find work.
Children are going hungry. In her teacher's village of New York City,
people are starving because they do not have money to buy food. But can
one small girl in Africa's Cameroon make a difference all the way
across the great salt river in America?
narrative conveys a keen sense of Kedi’s compassion and determination
to help, which, as the conclusion proves, is contagious." --Publishers Weekly
inspiringly rendered." --Kirkus
from the usual generic stereotypes of poor children in Africa . . . a
terrific choice for cross-curricular sharing and discussion." --Booklist
MY HEART WILL NOT SIT DOWN
by Mara Rockliff
Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
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