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Mimi's Village: And How Basic Health Care Transformed It

Katie Smith Milway (A) and Eugenie Fernandes (ILT)

List Price: $18.95 (Hardcover - Kenya / Health Care / Volunteerism - 2012)

Description: In this fictionalized story about a real humanitarian problem facing many countries in the developing world today, readers meet Mimi, an ordinary girl from an ordinary family in Africa. When her younger sister, Nakkissi, gets very sick after drinking unsterilized water from the stream, Mimi learns firsthand how quickly things can go terribly wrong. With no health care provider close by, her whole family must travel on foot to a nearby village to see the one nurse who can provide the medical care her sister desperately needs. Though Mimi is relieved when her sister recovers, she wishes they could get a health clinic in her own village. Several months later, it is Mimi herself who becomes the catalyst to make her wish come true. (32 pgs) Ages 8-12

Ashay says, " I really like this story.  It is filled with compassion and provides a glimpse into the daily life of a young African girl who is a health worker.  I think it visually demonstrates the problems that many Africans face due to lack of basic health care.  In fact the author, Kate Smith Milway, was a former aid worker in Kenya and she reflects her experiences and years of volunteerism in her books.  Gotta get this one for the classroom and library.  It shows kids how they can make a difference in other people lives. Teach!"

  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 12.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • ISBN: AFRI978-1554537228

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