When Kedi hears about America's Great Depression from her teacher, her heart will not sit down. Men and women are unable to find work. Children are going hungry. In her teacher's village of New York City, people are starving because they do not have money to buy food. But can one small girl in Africa's Cameroon like Kedi make a difference all the way across the great salt river in America?
Inspired by true events, Mara Rockliff's gorgeous and accessible text matched with Ann Tanksley's vibrant and warm illustrations bring to life the remarkable story of one child's vision, passion, and dedication to make the world a better place.
SELECTION 2013 NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies HONOR 2013 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer/Illustrator Award
My Heart Will Not Sit Down by Mara Rockliff; illustrated by Ann Tanksley