Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna

Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai

Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
Published: September 30, 2009
Categories: Biography & Memoir
Audience: Young Adult (age 12-17)
Distributed By: Axis 360
9991 of 10000 copies available
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.