Carmen Agra Deedy (Author), Thomas Gonzalez (Illustrator), Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah (Contributor) & 0 more.
Carmen Agra Deedy (Author), Thomas Gonzalez (Illustrator), Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah (Contributor) & 0 more. Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times bestselling author and has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years. Her books have received numerous awards and honors.
Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah is about to return home, to a small village in Kenya. by Carmen Agra Deedy with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah & illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. He has been studying to become a doctor in the United States. Amid a joyous homecoming, the children in the village ask if he has brought any stories. He has only one; one that has "burned a hole in his heart. Naiyomah was in New York City on September 11. In gentle yet piercing present-tense prose, storyteller Deedy introduces readers to a young Maasai scholar who wants nothing more than to help a nation heal.
Written by Carmen Agra Deedy. Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. Written by Carmen Agra Deedy. Illustrated by Michael White. When Sunrise Elementary School advertised for a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of books, Miss Lotta Scales knew she was perfect for the job. Contributions by Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah. This New York Times Bestseller is a true story of hope and generosity, and the gift a small Kenyan village makes to the people of America. This children’s book was done in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah and features stunning illustrations by Thomas Gonzalez.
Carmen Agra Deedy’s 14 Cows For American is the true heart-wrenching . Carmen Agra Deedy has done a remarkable job with the text. Deedy collaborated directly with the book’s protagonist, Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah to give this story its factual background.
Carmen Agra Deedy’s 14 Cows For American is the true heart-wrenching story of Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah, an African medical student studying in New York when the twin towers burned on 911. He returns to his Maasai tribe and retells the story in the hopes that the elders will bless the cow he worked so hard to purchase for his mother but now decides to give to America. Now, I will admit that I walked into this book skeptical, because I was not the world’s biggest fan of her The Yellow Star.
Carmen Agra Deedy is an author of children’s literature, storyteller and radio contributor. Born in Havana, Cuba, she migrated to the United States with her family in 1963 after the Cuban Revolution. Deedy grew up in Decatur, Georgia.
The illustrations by Thomas Gonzalez are beautifully evocative. This is a true story, as an afterword by Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah explains. He describes how he went to America on a scholarship and was shown great kindness there. They show Kimeli in his Stanford windbreaker and running shoes, surrounded by villagers and, of course, innumerable cows. Over and over in the scenes, two spears or two sticks or even two giraffe necks appear in the background, a subtle echo of the twin towers. So when he wanted to do something after 9/11, he thought: To heal a sorrowing heart, give something that is dear to your own.
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by Carmen Agra Deedy illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah. 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. With the stunning paintings of Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.