Transforming Lives: Turning Uganda's Forgotten Children into Leaders

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VOYA - Jenny Ingram
Thirteen Ugandan children rescued from lives as child soldiers, laborers, or AIDS orphans tell their stories in this short book, explaining how the nonprofit organization L.E.A.D. Uganda has changed their lives by paying their school tuition. The book's introduction offers a brief background on life in Uganda, and Shames, the founder of L.E.A.D Uganda, describes the mission of the organization and how it began. The book concludes with telling how American schoolchildren can help L.E.A.D. Uganda by holding a class fundraiser to sponsor a student. It is unclear whether proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the organization. The stories and photos in the book will help American youth gain awareness of life and circumstances outside the United States, although the inclusion of a map would have been useful for this purpose. The price is steep for a book this short, and the content is scarcely distinguishable from that of a promotional brochure. The focus of the book may fit well with the emphasis on service learning found in schools and other organizations today, who should be its main audience. Reviewer: Jenny Ingram
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595722133
  • Publisher: Star Bright Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,127,215
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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