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A Thirst for Home

$17.99

Publisher: IB Source ISBN-13: 9780802723079

Author: Christine Ieronimo and Eric Velasquez

Curriculum: Primary Years Programme

Dimension: 8.9 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches

Edition: 1st Edition

Format: Hardcover

Isbn 10: 0802723071

Language: English

Pages: 32 pages

Release date: 05/20/2014

Year: 2014

Description

Alemitu lives with her mother in a poor village in Ethiopia, where she must walk miles for water and hunger roars in her belly. Even though life is difficult, she dreams of someday knowing more about the world. When her mother has no choice but to leave her at an orphanage to give her a chance at a better life, an American family adopts Alemitu. She becomes Eva in her new home in America, and although her life there is better in so many ways, she'll never forget her homeland and the mother who gave up so much for her. Told through the lens that water connects all people everywhere, this eye-opening, emotional story will get readers thinking about the world beyond their own.