It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

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It takes a whole village to raise a child,"" a young girl proudly watches her brother and then realizes that the entire village has been watching them both.

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Published January 1, 1994 by Scholastic.
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Sure enough, Kokou wanders off, but the other vendors look out for him: while Yemi searches anxiously, sure that Kokou is hungry, thirsty, or tired, the little boy is getting a snack, a drink, and a place to nap in various stalls.

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Cowen-Fletcher ( Mama Zooms ), who served in the Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa, offers an affecting interpretation of a Benin proverb, ``It takes a village to raise a child.'' As a mother carries a tub of mangoes into the village to sell on market day, she asks her daughter Yemi to keep an ey...

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