Thursday, July 30, 2009

14 Cows for America BLOG TOUR

with collaborator Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
Peachtree Publishers, 2009

A young Maasai man returns home to Kenya nine months after witnessing the events of September 11, 2001 in New York City. He and his tribe want to do something to help America heal. This is the story of a remarkable connection between two cultures a world apart.

"It's one of those books like Pink & Say that'll make me cry in front of my students no matter how many times I read it but it makes you proud to be a human being. Which is saying something." -- teacherninja

"14 Cows for America is a picture book that prompts reflection, sensitivity to others, and appreciation for each individual's place in our interconnected world." -- Diane Chen, SLJ


Saturday, August 1, 2009

5 Minutes for Books

Sunday, August 2, 2009

**Right Here** A Year of Reading

Monday, August 3

The Picnic Basket

Maw Books Blog

Tuesday, August 4

Children’s Book Biz News

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Books Upon A Wee One's Shelf

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Patchwork of Books

Friday, August 7, 2009

I.N.K. Interesting Nonfiction for Kids

Hope is the Word


  1. Wow, I've never been blurbed before! Thanks. And thanks for promoting such a great book from a great author and storyteller.

  2. This is great! I received a copy of this book at Book Expo America and was just mesmerized by it. Can't wait to hear more about it.

  3. Haven't seen this book yet, but Carmen is "tha bomb!" - I wish the blog tour was a podcast - Carmen is one of the best storytellers I have ever heard!

  4. When I saw the title of the blog post on my blog roll my curiosity got the best of me, and I just had to look. I had not heard of this book but reading about how it shows "a remarkable connection between two cultures a world apart" I thought about how it would be perfect for social studies.

  5. Thanks for announcing Carmen's virtual event. I definitely will visit as many of these as I can. This new books is terrific!

    I'm privileged to know Carmen from my days in the Atlanta area and the concentric circles that occasionally overlap at national, state and regional conferences.

  6. I was so impressed with what I read about this book in the Wall Street Journal review. Interestingly this tribe uses as a standard greeting of one another "How are our children today?" and I have heard many political leaders who are strong child advocates use that greeting as an example of the culture we need to create here in American regarding "our children." I am going to work to include this book in our next Multicultural Book Collections at RIF. ( Thank you for your leadership in this initiative!


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