Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna (Hardcover)

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Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers around the raising of cattle. Here's a fascinating introduction to a vibrant culture few outsiders ever see!

About the Author


Joseph Lamsolai Lekuton grew up in a nomadic Maasai village in northern Kenya and came to the United States in his late teens to pursue his education. He taught at The Langley School in northern Virginia and is actively involved in community development projects in rural Kenya. Through his work with several nonprofit organizations, Lekuton has provided more than a hundred nomadic children with education scholarships, established the Karare Boarding School, and constructed a water system delivering clean water to a dozen villages in northern Kenya. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from St. Lawrence University and a master’s in international education policy from Harvard. He is the youngest recipient of Kenya’s Order of the Grand warrior, a presidential award given for exemplary service to the country. Lekuton divides his time between Kenya and the Washington D.C. area.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0792251253
ISBN-13: 9780792251255
Published: National Geographic Children's Books, 09/01/2003
Pages: 144
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 11
Maximum Age: 15
Minimum Grade Level: 6th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 10th Grade


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