“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Milway, K. S., & Fernandes, E. (2012). Mimi’s village: And how basic health care transformed it. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press Ltd.
Reading Level: 980L
Synopsis: Dirty water, malaria and many other illnesses can be deadly when living in a tiny village with limited medical care. Mimi’s sister begins to feel sick from drinking untreated water and the family must travel away from the village to get her medical attention. At the health clinic her family gets vaccinations, information on how to stay healthy, and the idea to build a clinic for Mimi’s village!
Rationale for Classroom Use: This would be a great multi-cultural text to read and have students discuss what they think the central message or lesson is. Once identifying the central message, the importance of health care around the world, students could make awareness posters to display around the school to demonstrate their understanding.
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