Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college.
Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.
Target age group 12-18

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    • Weight
      0.35 lbs
    • ISBN-13
      9780792272977
    • ISBN-10
      0792272978
    • Item #
      59650
  • Category
    Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Age Group
    13 to 14 yrs
  • Grade Level
    6-8
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Biography & Autobiography
  • Theme 2
    Boys & Men
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    People & Places
  • Awards
  • Author
    Viola, Herman & Lekuton, Joseph
  • Lexile Level
    720
  • AR Level
    5.1
  • Dewey
    b
  • Publisher
    National Geographic Society
  • Publication Date
    10/11/2005
  • Pages
    128
  • Dimensions
    0.4 H × 8.26 L × 5.26 W
  • Case Qty
    94

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