Yatandou

Gloria Whelan (author), Peter Sylvada (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531375

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Description

Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors. And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat, she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels. To grind enough millet for one day's food, the women must pound the kernels with their pounding sticks for three hours. It is hard work, especially when one is eight years old. But as they work, the women dream of a machine that can grind the millet and free them from their pounding sticks. But the machine will only come when the women have raised enough money to buy it. Yatandou must help raise the money, even if it means parting with something she holds dear.

Reading Level
Lexile
549L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
N
ATOS
3.6
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity People & Places Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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