Thursday, January 26, 2012
Book Review - Sam Learns Some Lessons
About the Book
Sam Learns Some Lessons is a touching tale about a young elephant who comes to his friend’s rescue. Published by the nonprofit organization Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books, the book is based on stories written by the Kisa Scholars during a creative writing workshop last year. Dot-to-Dot’s creative writing team selected favorite elements written during the workshop and combined them into a single story, making Sam Learns Some Lessons an expression of the collective creativity of the young women who helped write it.
However, the young elephant in Sam Learns Some Lessons is not the only hero whose story is told through this book. The Kisa Scholars who helped author the book are prominently featured in the book as role models for generations of youth around the world and AfricAid Founder Ashley Shuyler is profiled as “A Heroine and Leader.” The book also features information about AfricAid and facts about elephants and Tanzania.
My Take on the Book
This book is written by young women in Tanzania. The Africaid's Kisa Project provides them with educational scholarships , leadership training, and interaction with their sponsors in America.
The young women researched the information about elephants and then wrote stories with elephants as the main characters. This is one of them.
SAM LEARNS SOME LESSONS is a story about elephants who need to locate water to survive. Sam and his brother, Jamuu, travel to find Chuchu, the wise and oldest female elephant, who will help the herd locate water.Sam is young and often foolish, but in the end he learns not to be selfish in order to assist the herd in surviving the drought.
As you read the story, you will find information at the end of the book which includes facts about Tanzania, life in the villages, and the young women who were involved in writing this story. You will find contact information if you care to support the education and continued training of these young women. The purchase of this book will be used to further their advancement.
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