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One Hen by Katie Smith Milway
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May 24, 08

Read in May, 2008

(CIP) The story of how changes happen in the world, one person, one family, one community at a time. The hero, Kojo, is based on a real person, Kwabena Darko, who really did change his community and now is helping others do the same through a microcredit lending program.

(Claudia) When the people of Kojo’s Ghanian village pool their savings to create a micro-lending fund, Kojo buys a hen, sells her eggs in the market, and saves his money until he is able first to repay his loan, then to buy another hen … and after a year, 25 hens … then to go to school, and finally (all grown up now) to obtain a commercial loan to start a chicken farm, which employs many other people, and allows Kojo to make micro-loans to others. The unfolding tale (based on a true story which is included at the end of the book) has the appeal of a cumulative story, along with terrific illustrations that are colorful, lively, and include all sorts of things to look at and for. K-Gr. 5.

Not (yet) reviewed in SLJ, etc. or Africa Access. Highly recommended by educationoasis.com ("...a not-for-profit, non-commercial site of free teaching resources created by teachers, for teachers").
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