Masai and I by Virginia Kroll

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In an imaginative tale designed to introduce young readers to African culture, a young girl learns about East Africa and the Masai people and begins to wonder what her life would be like if she were Masai. BOMC.

About Virginia Kroll

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Virginia Kroll is a prolific writer, with over sixty books published since 1992. A full-time author and speaker as well as a writing instructor with the Institute of Children's Literature, she writes on topics ranging from African folktales to universal themes such as siblings and heroes. She has received a long list of awards, including the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for a parenting book, the Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year in 2004, and the International Reading Association/Children's Book Council 2004 Children's Choice Award. Nancy Carpenter, illustrator of many successful picture books, lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published September 30, 1992 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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``I felt the tingle of kinship flowing through my veins,'' reports Linda of learning about the Masai in school.

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The book's creative design--a Western scene on one page of each spread faces a typical Masai scene on the other--seamlessly blends corroborative colors and details: a yellow carpet becomes the dry savanna grass, the girl's bedsheet turns into a cowhide covering.

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