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August 02, 2016
11.4 X 9.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author
Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times best-selling author and renowned storyteller. Her books have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee and like most immigrants sees the world from multiple perspectives. She lives in Georgia. Thomas Gonzalez is an illustrator, designer, and portrait artist. A native of Cuba, he came to the United States when he was ten years old. He studied at the Atlanta School of Art (now called Savannah of Art and Design). After working at the Coca-Cola Company for more than twenty years, Tom held several creative positions with other global brands. He has illustrated many picture books, including the New York Times best-seller 14 Cows for America. He lives in Georgia. Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah received his Master of Science degree in molecular biology from Stanford University in 2008. He was awarded a Rotary International World Peace Fellowship and completed studies in international development policy at Duke University. He lives in California.
★ "Elegant sentences. . . The suspenseful pace is especially striking when surrounded by Gonzalez's exquisite colored pencil and pastel illustrations. The colors of Kenya explode off the page." --School Library Journal, Starred Review "A stirring, heartwarming tale that made headlines when it happened - and is now, thankfully, preserved on the page for children." --Kirkus Reviews "A moving tale of compassion and generosity."--Publishers Weekly "The words and the glowing mixed-media illustrations show empathy and connections across communities"--Booklist