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Rain School

Rain School

ISBN: 0547243073

Title: Rain School

Author: James Rumford

KDL Description:

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The children arrive on the first day of school and build a mud structure to be their classroom for the next nine months until the rainy season comes and washes it all away.

Amazon Description:

It is the first day of school in Chad, Africa. Children are filling the road.

“Will they give us a notebook?” Thomas asks.
“Will they give us a pencil?”
“Will I learn to read?”

But when he and the other children arrive at the schoolyard, they find no classroom, no desks. Just a teacher. “We will build our school,” she says. “This is our first lesson.”

James Rumford, who lived in Chad as a Peace Corps volunteer, fills these pages with the vibrant colors of Africa and the spare words of a poet to show how important learning is in a country where only a few children are able to go to school.