Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rain School by James Rumford - ADVISABLE

Rumford, James Rain School 32 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010. PICTURE BOOK. $16.99. Thomas is so excited for his first day of school in Chad, Africa. But upon arriving to the "school", they find there are no classrooms, no desks, no school....but there is a teacher. Starting from the ground up, the students build their own school and then fill their minds with knowledge. Using his own personal experience from his time in the Peace Corps, Rumford's book demonstrates how valued learning is in a country where very few children are able to go to school. EL-ADVISABLE. Whitney, Library-Teacher. 

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