Facing The Lion Rlb

Facing The Lion Rlb

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Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 127 pages
  • 132.1 x 210.8 x 15.2mm | 249.48g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0792283287
  • 9780792283287
  • 1,625,621

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"Every home should have this book." --"The Baltimore Afro-American"
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About Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton is a Maasai tribesman who grew up on the savanna of northern Kenya. He teaches eighth grade social studies in Langley, Virginia and holds a master's degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University. Each summer he brings a group of students and parents to Kenya to work on development projects that help his people. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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