Ive been looking for good books to help my children understand the heartache we as americans felt on 911. Her books have received numerous awards and honors. Picture books in particular took a great deal of interest in making the events. Carmen agra deedys 14 cows for american is the true heartwrenching story of. She immigrated to the united states with her family in 1963 and grew up in decatur, georgia. About 14 cows for america in june of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a farflung village in western kenya. Following the events of september 11, 2001, a young maasai man named kimeli who had. The childrens book council cbc is the nonprofit trade association of childrens book publishers in north america, dedicated to. A man returns to his maasai village in kenya with news of the sept. Wilson kimeli nayoma was a college student in the u. This childrens book was done in collaboration with wilson kimeli naiyomah and. Kimeli naiyomah grew up in a small village in kenya but eventually moved to the united states of america to obtain a degree in molecular biology from stanford university.
What is the main idea of the 14 cows of america answers. Nascar, the nfl, and mcdonalds, in addition to illustrating childrens books. Yhba intermediate book committee final activity sheet, last revised 2012 14 cows for america. This new york times best seller recounts the true story from wilson kimeli naiyomah of a.
The main idea of the book is that the main character in the book, 14 year old julian. Read aloud another book about making a sacrifice to help someone in need, and ask the students to compare this story to 14 cows for america. Books for young people national council for social studieschildrens book council, 2010. In the end there were 14 cows that had been pledged to the american people to help bring them peace.
The book said that the maasai were once fierce warriors, but are now. In 14 cows for america, the maasai express their sympathy and friendship to the us after 911, presenting a gift of 14 cows, a symbol of life to the maasai. Our booksource team is working remotely and available to answer questions, create price quotes and place book orders. The cheshire cheese cat parents choice gold award parents choice foundation 2011 notable childrens books alsc 2012 14 cows for america beehive award informational book nominee childrens literature association of utah 2011 best books for kids multicultural category page ahead 2010 best childrens books of the year. Welcome to the online home of the children s book, 14 cows for america. A free copy of the book is available for all those who lost family members on september 11, 2001. These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. Goodreads members who liked 14 cows for america also liked. Kimeli naiyomah, a member of the village who moved to america describes the horrors of 911 to the members of his community. Of all the expressions of consolation sent to a grieving america after 911, perhaps none was as poignant as the gift of 14 cows from maasai tribesmen in a remote corner. For more on this title, visit the 14 cows for america website here.
In his and deedy s martina the beautiful cockroach lyrical account, he returns to. Ive read many books about september 11, but this one is completely different from any other. Carmen agra deedy and tom gonzalez tell the true of kindness and compassion. Aug 01, 2009 14 cows for america is a tale of both sympathy and strength. Deedys most recent childrens book, 14 cows for america, is based on an astonishing gift americans received from a maasai village in kenya, following the events of 911. Michele keltner, principal at desoto trail elementary school, reads 14 cows for america by carmen agra deedy in cooperation with wilson kimeli naiyomah. This new york times bestseller, from awardwinning author carmen agra deedy, is a true story of hope and generosity about the gift a small kenyan village makes to the people of america. A native of kenya, naiyomah was in new york city on september 11, 2001. Nov 24, 20 a children s book by carmen agra deedy about the events following september 11, 2001.
This lovely picture book tells a true story about masai villagers who bestow a heartfelt gift after 911. The childrens book council cbc is the nonprofit trade association of childrens book publishers in north america, dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting childrens books and reading. Pw childrens bookshelf coverage of 14 cows for america. It is the story of kimeli naiyomah of the maasai people of kenya, who witnessed the terrorist attacks on the world trade center while studying medicine in america. Awardwinning children s book author and storyteller carmen agra deedy was born in havana, cuba in.
Find books like 14 cows for america from the worlds largest community of readers. The book was released in september of 2009 and is a new york times bestseller. Did masai tribespeople donate 14 cows to the united states after 911. This is a book based on a true story, a young boy from a small village in africa was awarded a scholarship to study in america. Colorado childrens book award nominee colorado council of the international reading association comstock book award minnesota state university.
Jensen book shipped it carefully, quickly, and the description was accurate for the great condition of the book. Over the past decade, their numbers have grown to forty. Carmen agra deedy, is a true story of hope and generosity about the gift a small kenyan village makes to the people of america. A childrens book by carmen agra deedy about the events following september 11, 2001. Kimelis real life story was recently made into a childrens book titled 14 cows for america by award winning author carmen deedy. Beehive award informational book nominee childrens literature association of utah best books for kids. In june of, a ceremony begins in a village in western ken. The book takes us to a remote village of the maasai in kenya. In a powerful new childrens book from carmen agra deedy, this true story recounts the gift of hope, generosity and compassion one small kenyan village made to the american people in the face of.
In his and deedys martina the beautiful cockroach lyrical account, he returns to. Due to covid19 stay at home orders and national social distancing guidelines, we have suspended shipping through april 30, 2020. We believe that a book like 14 cows for america can be used to advance standardsbased learning in the early gradesit offers an introduction both to the events of 911 and to the culture of a people thousands of miles away who extended sympathy to the people of the united states. Posts about 14 cows for america written by thebabybookworm. In 14 cows for america, carmen agra deedy, in collaboration with wilson kimeli naiyomah, tells the true tale of kenyan villagers after the horrific events of 911. The book titled one more step by sheree fitch, was first published on october 1, 2002 by orca book publishers. Fourteen cows for america, from a pastoral people for whom the cow is life. After the attacks kimeli, like many people, struggled to understand what he witnessed that day. Kimelis story is featured in a childrens book 14 cows for america. Illustration art illustrations cows true stories childrens books book art america country childrens books. Kimeli s real life story was recently made into a children s book titled 14 cows for america by award winning author carmen deedy. You can view a book trailer, be introduced to the book s team.
Peachtree pub limited, 2009 juvenile nonfiction 36 pages. Apr 03, 2009 in a powerful new children s book from carmen agra deedy, this true story recounts the gift of hope, generosity and compassion one small kenyan village made to the american people in the face of. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Since the cows could not be brought back to america, they are now in care of kimeli s tribe.
Awardwinning childrens book author and storyteller carmen agra deedy was born in havana, cuba in 1960. Following the events of september 11, 2001, a young maasai man named kimeli who had been studying in new york returns home to kenya deeply affected by what happened. Carmen agra deedy, author, thomas gonzalez, illustrator with wilson kimeli naiyomah, illus. May 23, 2017 did masai tribespeople donate 14 cows to the united states after 911. After hearing of the september 11 th attacks, the maasai people decide to do something to help the united sates.
The maasai people set up a sacred ceremony and they send fourteen cows to america. Written by carmen agra deedy, in collaboration with wilson kimeli naiyomah, whose story it is, 14 cows for america is an immensely moving little book, a reminder that, while there is malice and cruelty in the world, there is also great generosity and compassion. Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers. I was very touched by this story and glad to have a way to share it with my students. Carmen agra deedy is the author of eleven books for children, including the library dragon, the cheshire cheese cat, martina the beautiful cockroach, and 14 cows for america, a new york times bestseller. This children s book was done in collaboration with wilson kimeli naiyomah and features stunning illustrations by thomas gonzalez. This book takes place in 2002 in a small kenyan village where the maasai people live. Sep 11, 2009 14 cows for america childrens book susanna capelouto wilson kimeli nayoma was a college student in the u. Carmen agra deedy shares the incredible story that she helped tell in her book 14 cows for america. Since the cows could not be brought back to america, they are now in care of kimelis tribe. A free copy of the book is available for all those who lost family members on. Villagers are moved to give a healing gift to all americans. Support snopes and make a difference for readers everywhere.1313 886 328 366 1468 3 420 1128 858 1491 1166 1046 54 146 340 1333 320 972 255 1272 1463 1381 10 1183 1206 1201 744 621 195 296 596 144 524 392 1334 340 63