Your browser is not supported. For the best experience, you should upgrade to a modern browser with improved speed and security.

The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle

A red bicycle that starts its life in North America, owned and ridden by a young boy named Leo who treasures it and calls it Big Read. But eventually Leo outgrows Big Red, and he decides to donate it to an organization that ships bicycles to Africa. Big Red is sent to Burkina Faso, in West Africa, where it finds a home with Alisetta, who uses it to gain quicker access to her family's sorghum field and to the market. Then, over time, it finds its way to a young woman named Haridata, who has a new purpose for the bicycle — renamed Le Grand Rouge — delivering medications and bringing sick people to the hospital.

Through the story of one bicycle's many lives, author Jude Isabella shows how one ordinary bicycle — and a child's desire to make a difference — can change lives across the world. Award-winning illustrator Simone Shin's digitally composed artwork includes evocative depictions of Alisetta's and Haridata's communities in rural Africa. With its map of Big Red's travels and its suggestions for service projects kids can participate in, this book provides a model for expanding caring, compassion and empathy to include the wider world.

Current Price:

  • Featured
  • Lowest
Prices as of 11/27/20 13:33
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Where to Purchase:

What's this?

Support A Mighty Girl & Help Grow Mighty Girls!

It's easy to support A Mighty Girl's girl empowerment mission. Every time you purchase resources using the vendor buttons on our website, A Mighty Girl receives a small commission – all at no added cost to you. Thank you for helping us to provide these resources for everyone raising Mighty Girls!

Product Details

Recommended Age 7 - 10
Author Jude Isabella
Illustrator Simone Shin
ISBN 1771380233
Publication Date Mar 1, 2015
Publisher Kids Can Press
Series Name CitizenKid
Language English