Rain School

Rain School

by James Rumford
1st Edition, ©2010, ISBN: 9780547243078
Hardcover, 32 pages
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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 vibrant ink-and-pastel 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.

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