Mimi's Village (Hardcover)
And How Basic Health Care Transformed It (CitizenKid)
Kids Can Press, 9781554537228, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2012
Author Katie Smith Milway, a former aid worker in Africa, has written the best kind of global education book for children, filled with information that engenders empathy and understanding. The picture-book format with captivating artwork by award-winning illustrator Eugenie Fernandes brings Mimi's story to life. Along with further information, a glossary and a map, an addendum includes suggestions for how young children can get involved, highlighting how inexpensive, easy-to-make improvements can transform people's lives. This terrific book would find many uses in elementary classrooms, including lessons on African culture, African family life and the basic health care needs of people everywhere. Most important, it offers opportunities for inspiring discussions about compassion, volunteerism and making a difference in one's own community and the larger world community.
About the Author
Eugenie Fernandes is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. Her many works include the Little Mouse series, Earth Magic, One Hen and Kitten's Spring. She lives in southern Ontario.
Praise For Mimi's Village: And How Basic Health Care Transformed It (CitizenKid)…
Readers will take much away from this, including an appreciation for their health-care resources and a desire to make a difference in the world.—Kirkus Reviews
With bright, lively acrylic illustrations, the story is followed with several informative spreads, including ways that young readers can help create change.—Booklist