A bike for Burkino Faso
June 22nd, 2015
The Red Bicycle (Kids Can $18.95) by Jude Isabella follows the journey of Big Red, Leo’s cherished bicycle, as it makes its way from North America to Africa. Leo is too big for his bike and donates it to a charity that ships it to Alisetta, a young girl in Burkina Faso. Alisetta can now travel much more quickly to her family’s farm and to the market. The next owner of Big Red is Haridata, a young woman who uses it to deliver medicine and carry sick people to the hospital. The Red Bicycle reveals how something as simple as a bicycle can have a powerful impact on lives half a world away. Illustrated by Simone Shin. Jude Isabella of Victoria was a managing editor of YES Magazine, a science magazine for kids, for twelve years. She writes science books for kids. She has also written for The Walrus, New Scientist, the Loh Down on Science, Canadian Geographic, Medical Post, WILD Magazine, Readers Digest, Archaeology Magazine, BC Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Spirituality and Health Magazine, and The Tyee, focusing on science, health, and the environment. 978-1-77138-023-2.