A Calf Named Brian Higgins

An Adventure in Rural Kenya

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village in Kenya with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a developing country, she finds the food gross and the community filthy. She has to live without electricity or running water. Then she is told she must attend school. Just when she thinks nothing could make this trip any worse, she learns people there are dying of hunger and preventable disease. Hannah becomes frustrated and wants to help, but when poverty threatens the lives of people she loves, all she wants to do is go home.

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978-1-94715-900-6
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2019
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint One Elm Books
Language English
Number of Pages 272
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS JUV014000, JUV030010
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 630
Guided Reading Level X
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Foreword, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Kristen Ball

In 2005, Kristen Ball became the first westerner to live in Sauri, Kenya, after she was awarded a scholastic grant. She now teaches middle school in Connecticut. A Calf Named Brian Higgins is her debut novel.

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A Calf Named Brian Higgins

Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village in Kenya with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a developing country, she finds the food gross and the community filthy. She has to live without… View available downloads →