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14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy

14 Cows for America (edition 2009)

by Carmen Agra Deedy, Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah (Collaborator), Thomas Gonzalez (Illustrator)

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Title:14 Cows for America
Authors:Carmen Agra Deedy
Other authors:Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah (Collaborator), Thomas Gonzalez (Illustrator)
Info:Peachtree Publishers (2009), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 36 pages
Collections:Read but unowned

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14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy


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One of the best books I've ever read. Great for teaching about compassion, about how the weakest can help the strongest. Good connection to 911. ( )
  PunahouGirl | Sep 5, 2014 |
Kimeli returns home to his village in Kenya with a story weighing heavy on his heart. What happens when he shares his story is a remarkable testimony to the compassion that a people can show to others suffering from loss.

The illustrations are vibrant and breath-taking in this biography of Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah. It is a gorgeous representation of the sacrifice he made in order to bring comfort to people a continent away. ( )
  lbblackwell | Jul 29, 2014 |
It's clear from the beginning of the book's illustration that two continents are about to interface. The speaker of the book offers a rare look into how healing can take place. I can't help but draw connections to the single-story narrative we have been discussing in class, and how the fact that the perspective of the speaker (who has a foot in both worlds) lends credibility to the story. Iinteractive read aloud potential abounds. I could use this in a social studies unit. ( )
  Desirichter | Jul 3, 2014 |
This is the true story of a tribe in Kenya that had deep compassion for the American people after September 11th. Kimeli, a member of the tribe, had moved to New York to study and was present for the tragedy of September 11th. He went home to his people in Kenya to talk about how they could help. Their story of the symbol of friendship and hope they offered is a very touching one.
This is a story that I had never heard before. I'm very glad to see a book about it to teach people of all ages about this kind act from the Kenyan people. ( )
  kryoung1 | Apr 23, 2014 |
This nonfiction picture book is about the country of Kenya and its reactions and sympathy towards the United States after the attacks on 9/11. This book is full of great illustrations and really allows a teacher to introduce the sensitive topic of the attacks and how its effect was felt world wide.
  KaraDoren | Dec 16, 2013 |
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Of all the expressions of ­consolation sent to a grieving America after 9/11, perhaps none was as poignant as the gift of 14 cows from Maasai tribesmen in a remote corner of Kenya.
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To all the little children who read this book. You are the peace the world has been waiting for. May you grow to be compassionate diplomats.
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Maasai tribal members, after hearing the story of the September 11th attacks from a young Massai, who was in New York on that day, decide to present the American people with fourteen sacred cows as a healing gift.

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