Mimi Mahalo and her family live in Africa, and when her younger sister, Nakkissi, gets very sick after drinking unsterilized water from the stream, Mimi learns firsthand how quickly things can go terribly wrong. With no health care provider close by, her whole family must travel on foot to a nearby village to see the one nurse who can provide the medical care her sister desperately needs.
Though Mimi is relieved when her sister recovers, she wishes they could get a health clinic in her own village. Several months later, it is Mimi herself who becomes the catalyst to make her wish come true. With the help of her neighbors and support from an outside organization, the Malahos and their neighbors transform their Kenyan village from one afraid of illness to a thriving community.
"This book is part of a series that intends to educate and inspire youngsters to help other children around the world. Milway explains in simple language the dangers that millions of children face without access to fundamental health care such as vaccinations, basic medicine, proper pre- and postnatal care, and clean drinking water... This topic is a heavy one, but the book ends with several pages of practical, child-friendly suggestions about how readers can help others who lack these fundamental resources." — Lisa Crandall, School Library Journal
|6 - 9
|Katie Smith Milway
|Aug 1, 2012
|Kids Can Press, Ltd.