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My Heart Will Not Sit Down by Mara Rockliff
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Jul 12, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: picture-books
Read in July, 2012

Inspired by the true story of a village in Cameroon donating $3.77 in 1931 to the city of New York to help feed the hungry during the Great Depression. In this picture book version of the story, the main character is Kedi, a girl who learns from her American teacher that people in his hometown of New York City were going hungry due to the Depression. Kedi could not stop thinking of the hungry children in America, even though they lived so far away. Her heart would not sit down until she did something. So she talked with the grownups in her village and all of them told her at first that nothing could be done, they had no money to spare. But then, one by one, all of the adults gave coins to help the hungry children.

Read the rest of my review on my blog, Waking Brain Cells.
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