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Chike and the River by Chinua Achebe
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Apr 28, 12

bookshelves: children
Read from April 25 to 28, 2012

Originally written in 1966, this book tells the story of Chike, a young boy with a simple dream: to cross the river. A good book for two reasons: kids will enjoy the (authentic) look at Nigeria, and understand what the tale says about trying to fit in. The tone is very much Achebe, and the illustrations, though also simple, give a little vitality to the book.

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