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A Calf Named Brian Higgins
Expected publication: July 1st 2018 by One Elm Books, an imprint of Red Chair Press
ISBN: 1947159003 (ISBN13: 9781947159006)
Edition Language: English
BLURB: Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a developing country, she finds the food gross and the community filthy. She has to live without electricity or running water. Then she is told she must attend school.
Just when she thinks nothing could make this trip any worse, she learns people there are dying of hunger and preventable disease. Hannah becomes frustrated and wants to help, but when poverty threatens the lives of people she loves, all she wants to do is go home. This story is an adventure of discovery.
My rating: 3.5 nyoyo stars
When Uncle Brian , her favorite uncle, invited Hannah to Kenya to meet his friends invested in humanitarian goals and the school in Sauri, she is not specially thrilled at first but despite no water, no much food choices and the gross incoveniences she discover cheerful people and a place in her heart.
When you lived harsh conditions day-by-day -even for few weeks- is totally another matter. Water and food are grossly underestimated for granted for most of the kids, until is not.
Hannah is a credible character and her view display this awfully carent world where little things like balls and books are cherished. Education is really important, and people who cares.
This is a call of conscience under the banner of the Millenium Villages* working for eliminated poverty. Community take care of each other, and they take no more that needed. Such simple things can change the survival or not of people.
3 ☆☆☆ for the story
5 ☆☆☆☆☆ for all the rest.