Sunday, September 13, 2009

September Book of the Month

Each month our principal chooses a special book for our school's Book of the Month. This month our book is 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy. This is a heartwarming true story about one nation's gift to America. After the devastating attacks on our nation on 9/11, Kimeli, a Maasai warrior, returns to Kenya and tells about the tragic events to his tribe. They are so moved by the tragic story that they offer their most prized possession as a gesture of goodwill in an effort to reach out to a suffering nation - 14 cows.

Last week we shared this book in our class. The children shared what was their most prized possessions that they would be willing to give to others. On Friday we were treated to hearing Mrs. Phillips read the book. Ask your child what the cows meant to the Maasai people and what he/she would be willing to give to another person who were suffering.

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