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Author Odede, Kennedy, author.

Title Find me unafraid : love, loss, and hope in an African slum / Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner ; [foreword by Nicholas Kristof].

Publication Info. New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  967.62 ODEDE    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  967.62 ODEDE    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  967.6204 ODE    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  967.62 ODEDE    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  967.62 OD2    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  967.6204 ODEDE    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  967.6204 ODE    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  967.62 ODE    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  967.62 ODEDE    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  967.6204 O22F    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "Find Me Unafraid is the story of two young people from completely different worlds: Kennedy Odede from Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, and Jessica Posner from Denver, Colorado. Kennedy foraged for food, lived on the street, and taught himself to read with old newspapers. When an American volunteer gave him the work of Mandela, Garvey, and King, teenaged Kennedy decided he was going to change his life and his community. He bought a soccer ball and started a youth empowerment group he called Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO). Then in 2007, Wesleyan undergraduate Jessica Posner spent a semester abroad in Kenya working with SHOFCO. Breaking all convention, she decided to live in Kibera with Kennedy, and they fell in love.Their connection persisted, and Jessica helped Kennedy to escape political violence and fulfill his lifelong dream of an education, at Wesleyan University. The alchemy of their remarkable union has drawn the support of community members and celebrities alike and their work has changed the lives of many of Kibera’s most vulnerable population: its girls. Jess and Kennedy founded Kibera’s first tuition-free school for girls, a large, bright blue building, which stands as a bastion of hope in what once felt like a hopeless place. But Jessica and Kennedy are just getting started—they have expanded their model to connect essential services like health care, clean water, and economic empowerment programs. They’ve opened an identical project in Mathare, Kenya’s second largest slum, and intend to expand their remarkably successful program for change. Ultimately this is a love story about a fight against poverty and hopelessness, the transformation made possible by a true love, and the power of young people to have a deep impact on the world. "-- Publisher description.
Subject Odede, Kennedy.
Posner, Jessica.
Social reformers -- Kenya -- Biography.
Kibera (Kenya) -- Biography.
Girls -- Education -- Kenya -- Kibera.
Schools -- Kenya -- Kibera.
Poor -- Kenya -- Kibera.
Kibera (Kenya) -- Social conditions.
Added Author Posner, Jessica, author.
ISBN 0062292854
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