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The Banana-Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World

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Deo is a refugee from Burundi who must leave his home because of war. When he leaves his home, he gets separated from his family and ends up alone in a refugee camp. In the refugee camp, he feels scared because there are gangs and one bully named Remy. Deo sits one night and makes a banana-leaf ball by bunching dried banana leaves and using twine to tie it together. He hides his ball so the bullies won’t steal it. One day a soccer coach comes to the refugee camp and gets the boys to play soccer together. Deo and Remy are on the same team. The boys realize how much fun it is to play soccer and become friends. Deo decides to share his banana-leaf ball with the other kids so they can play together.

I really liked reading The Banana-Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World because it was based on a true story of a boy named Benjamin. When in the refugee camp, Benjamin learned about the group Right to Play, which gives kids the chance to play and feel more confident. I have been reading a lot of books about refugees, and it makes me sad to think of so many kids having to leave their homes. I would recommend this book to other kids who want to learn about experiences in refugee camps.

Reviewed By:
Author:
Katie Smith Milway • Shane Evans, Illustrator
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
32 pages
Publisher:
Kids Can Press
Publish Date:
2017-Apr-04
ISBN:
9781771383318
ASIN:
1771383313
Issue:
August 2017
Category:
Children's
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Publication Date

2017-Apr-04

Format

Hard

Publisher

Kids Can Press

Issue

August 2017

Page Count

32 pages

ASIN

1771383313

ISBN

9781771383318

Star Count

4

Book Author

Katie Smith Milway • Shane Evans, Illustrator

“The Banana-Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World”

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