14 Cows for America
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2016-08-01
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Pages no: 36
Edition language: English
I wouldn't have expected a picture book about a Maasai tribe to move me to tears. Deedy never actually mentions the full horror of what happened on the morning of 9/11, and yet the book resonates with the pain and shock felt by so many, around the world. A wonderful, amazing, and unexpected tribut...
This beautiful book tells the true story of Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah, a man who grew up in a small Maasai village in Kenya and moved to the United States to go to college. He was in New York City on September 11, 2001. Naiyomah returns to his village and tells the entire village about the events of ...
My Thoughts:Whew! What a life-affirming story! It gives you hope for the world.The pictures are up close and personal. The text is vivid and rings with compassion for the world.Here’s the story, if you don’t know it: A Kenyan wins a scholarship to go to America and become a doctor. While he is there...