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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Beatrice's Dream - Karen Lynn Williams
photos by Wendy Stone
Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2011
Endpapers: Purple with vertical streaks
Kiberia is a huge slum in Nairobi, Kenya. There are no roads and almost no electricity, plumbing, or drinking water.
13-year old Beatrice lives here with her brother and his wife. Both her parents are dead. But she's lucky to go to school every day and dreams, even in her extreme poverty, of becoming a nurse.
This simple photo journal tells of her daily life. Well, the words are simple. It's the photos that show her life. A good one to share with my fourth graders when studying Africa and discussing poverty.