14 Cows For America

ISBN-10: 1561459615
ISBN-13: 9781561459612
Author: Deedy, Carmen Agra
Illustrated by: Gonzalez, Thomas
Interest Level: 1-5
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

Publication Date: August 2016

Copyright: 2009

Page Count: 36


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Interest Level

Grades 1-5

Reading Level

Guided Reading: S
Lexile: AD540L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Mammals

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology

Description
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 upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary. A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw as these legendary Maasai warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe, and for the heartsick American nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope.and friendship. This New York Times best seller recounts the true story from Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah of a touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11th attacks. With the stunning paintings of Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.
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