Beatrice's Dream: A Story of Kibera Slum

(1 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

Beatrice is a thirteen-year-old orphan living in one of the largest slums in Africa. Kibera, on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya, is home to about half a million people who live in extreme poverty, many without any modern sanitation or electricity.

Told from Beatrice's perspective, this is a photographic commentary on the harsh reality of life for some of the world's poorest people and how education is seen as the main escape route from a lifetime of struggle.

Ideal for introducing youngsters at Key Stages 1 and 2 to the practicalities of a life lived without many of the accoutrements we take for granted in the UK. Very challenging subject matter is handled sensitively and appropriately for the target audience.

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