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My Heart Will Not Sit Down

By: Mara Rockliff
illustrated by: Ann Tanksley
Format: Hardcover
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375845697
01/10/2012 - $17.99
Categories: Historical - Africa, People & Places - Africa, School & Education,

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.