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14 Cows for America
14 Cows for America | Carmen Agra Deedy
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In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary. A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw. Tears flow freely from American and Maasai as these legendary warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe. Many will be profoundly touched, but for Americans, this selfless gesture will have deeper meaning still. For a heartsick nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hopeand friendship.
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DivineDiana
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Trying to catch up on some reviews. I read this a few weeks ago for #foodandlit #kenya. Recommended by @TheBookHippie , it is a heartwarming, true story of a Masai village who bestows a gift of fourteen cows to the American people,grieving the September 11 attacks. Beautiful illustrations. It is a children‘s picture book, but this adult found it very moving.
“To the Masai, the cow is life.” #readingafrica #kenya
#192025 #2009

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️I love it so much! I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! 3mo
Texreader This looks so good! 3mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Catsandbooks Fantastic! 🇰🇪 3mo
DivineDiana @thebookhippie And I never would have found it without you! I returned it to the Library yesterday, and shared it with a Librarian who had not heard of it. As it turned out, she had worked in Kenya while in college and had visited a Masai village. She immediately checked it out! She plans to share with her sisters this weekend who also visited Kenya! Thank you so much! ❤️ 3mo
DivineDiana @thetexreader It is! ❤️ 3mo
TheBookHippie @DivineDiana OH MY WORD !!! How beautiful is that!!! Made me teary 🥹♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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TheBookHippie
14 Cows for America | Carmen Agra Deedy
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I read this to my readers every year. It is just a very beautiful way to express September 11. ALSO it is #FOODANDLIT KENYA

@Texreader @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger

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megnews
14 Cows for America | Carmen Agra Deedy
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What a beautiful picture book about a beautiful gift, from the Maasai to the US after 9/11.

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Zoes_Human
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A beautifully illustrated picture book depicting the true story of the Maasai gift to the United States in response to 9/11. Appropriate for themes of cows, Africa, 9/11, and generosity. Suitable for ages 6 -10.

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Ellsbeth
14 Cows for America | Carmen Agra Deedy
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We did book speed dating with one of our librarians in my elementary social studies methods course recently. It‘s always fun getting to spend time looking at books. Also, I still can‘t read “14 Cows for America” and keep my eyes dry. #teacherprep #education #teacher

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kradebaugh
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This non-fiction book was a New York Times best seller written byCarmen Agra Deedy. It talks about a young man from Africa who after the 9-11 attacks decided to go home where he tells the story of what happened. He and his mother had 1 cow and he asked the tribe if he may give the cow to America because the cow represented life. The tribe talked called in the ambassador of America and they gave America 14 cows to represent life. #ucflae3414f19.

kradebaugh https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5745. The UDLs that I chose are 2.1 To Clarify vocabulary and symbols and 4.1 vary the methods for response and navigation. ESOL strategies 15 reinforcing key ideas, and 18 use commands and directions that involve overt student actions. 3y
haleyklein I love this book!! 3y
YvetteE This book seems to incorporate social studies and ethics to help students understand the great impact 9-11 had on America. This is the type of book that should be in every classroom! 3y
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YesseniaN This book sounds very interesting! I love the metaphor of cows and life, just from your summary, I want to know more about the book! I would like to see how a classroom of students reacts to the book content. 3y
Jewelwinkler I never knew what this book was about but thank you for sharing because now I really want to read it! 3y
DrSpalding Repeat?? 3y
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kradebaugh
14 Cows for America | Carmen Agra Deedy
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This non-fiction book was a New York Times best seller written byCarmen Agra Deedy. It talks about a young man from Africa who after the 9-11 attacks decided to go home where he tells the story of what happened. He and his mother had 1 cow and he asked the tribe if he may give the cow to America because the cow represented life. The tribe talked called in the ambassador of America and they gave America 14 cows to represent life. #ucflae3414f19.

kpbrspbr https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5745. The UDLs that I chose are 2.1 To Clarify vocabulary and symbols and 4.1 vary the methods for response and navigation. ESOL strategies 15 reinforcing key ideas, and 18 use commands and directions that involve overt student actions. 3y
kradebaugh kpbrspbr is me kradebaugh. I have two litsy accounts for some reason. 3y
DrSpalding When a story is true and focuses on individuals, it would be considered a biography. This is a powerful story that should be shared with students around 9-11. 3y
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mack2799
14 Cows for America | Carmen Agra Deedy

“Because there is no nation so powerful it cannot be wounded. nor a people so small they cannot offer mighty comfort.“

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mack2799
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14 Cows for America, written by Carmen Agra Deedy, has recieved many awards for the compassionate story. Not something kids are used to seeing and it opens up a new and interesting perspective for them. It touches on a hard subject and shows how everyone can come together. The pictures were compelling and format of the book kept me interested the entire time.

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mack2799
14 Cows for America | Carmen Agra Deedy

Great story-line to keep kids interested and have them be indulged with a different culture than their used to.Loved the diversity of seeing something else than what I'm used to.

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lauren.lerner
14 Cows for America | Carmen Agra Deedy
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Day #14 of #NovemberbytheNumbers. This book tells the story of how the Maasai sent the United States 14 cows in support following 9/11. Beautifully written with absolutely stunning illustrations, I love this story for many reasons, not the least of which being the powerful cross-cultural message. This is another one y‘all should be sure to check out when you have the chance. #childrenslit

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MrsTaffy
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"For there is no nation so powerful it cannot be wounded, nor a people so small they cannot offer mighty comfort." #september11 #neverforget

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Ellsbeth
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While it is a children's book, this is my favorite book about 9/11. "Because there is no nation so powerful it cannot be wounded, nor a people so small they cannot offer mighty comfort." It gets me every time. It is worth the read.

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