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14 Cows for America - Carmen Agra Deedy, Thomas Gonzalez, Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah I wouldn't have expected a picture book about a Maasai tribe to move me to tears. Deedy never actually mentions the full horror of what happened on the morning of 9/11, and yet the book resonates with the pain and shock felt by so many, around the world. A wonderful, amazing, and unexpected tribute to humanity. As well, it offers an opportunity for discussion for children in a way that isn't traumatic. Perhaps part of what moved me is that the lesson of the book, about people caring for one another, holds true for dealing with any devastating event, such as the earthquake in Haiti.

Be excellent to each other.