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.
|Publisher:||Walker & Company|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
CHRISTINE IERONIMO traveled to Ethiopia in 2008 to adopt her daughter and was deeply affected by the poverty there. Since then she has been involved in many organizations focusing on education and other efforts in Ethiopia. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and four children.
ERIC VELASQUEZ is the author and illustrator of The Price of Freedom, Grandma's Records and Grandma's Gift, a Pura Belpré Award winner. He is also the illustrator of The Piano Man, for which he won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award.
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Beautiful beyond words.
Beautiful descriptions with inspiring illustrations tell the story of one child that speaks for many who have no voice! This has inspired me to do something helpful for other children still in need of water!