The Banana-Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World

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Product Details

Price
$18.99
Publisher
Kids Can Press
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.3 X 12.2 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781771383318
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About the Author

Katie Smith Milway, a native of Vancouver, B.C., has coordinated community development programs in Africa and Latin America for Food for the Hungry; consulted on village banking in Senegal with World Vision and was a delegate to the 1992 Earth Summit. She has written books and articles on sustainable development and is currently a partner at nonprofit consultancy The Bridgespan Group, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of many picture books for children, including The Way a Door Closes, a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award winner; Underground, a Coretta Scott King Award winner; My Brother Charlie, a NAACP Image Award winner; We March and Lillian's Right to Vote, Jane Addams Award winners; as well as Chocolate Me! and Mixed Me! He has exhibited his art in West Africa and Paris, as well as in Chicago, New York, and other major U.S. cities. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where he runs Dream Studio, a community art space.

Reviews

This outside-looking-in depiction of the power of play to bridge new relationships in Burundi serves as a universal lesson that all readers can draw on.--Kirkus Reviews
A moving story about how a single item can change a life and how playing can fill that life with joy.--Booklist
... this book is sure to prompt deep conversations.--School Library Connection
This title will fill the gaps of any collection looking for more materials on the refugee crisis, and Burundi refugees in particular, and how the power of organized play can positively impact a dark time in any community.--School Library Journal