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Posted February 2, 2009
A TOUCHING TALE TO RAISE AWARENESS
Sieta is told that the new place where she lives with her aunty is her ¿home now.¿ It¿s a good place, filled with friendly men, women and children who work hard and care for each other. It is not Sieta¿s real home as she is an orphan, an African child whose mother and father died. She cannot help feeling sad as she remembers the happy times that she shared with her parents when they lived by ¿a green garden in a dry land.¿ Then one day her school class visits the elephant park where orphan elephants are kept safe and protected. She is drawn to the youngest elephant, Satara, and seems to understand his state of loss. Eventually, as Sieta visits Satara, she is able to make her peace with and find contentment in her new home. An author¿s note explains that this fictional story represents the plight of millions of African children whose parents have died of AIDS. ¿Home Now¿ is a poignant, touching tale intended to raise awareness of this very real problem in our world. - Gail CookeWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.