My Heart Will Not Sit Down

Author(s) Mara Rockliff
Illustrator(s) Ann Tanksley
Age Group 4-8
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN 978-0375845697
Year 2012

When Kedi hears about America's Great Depression from her teacher, her heart will not sit down. Men and women are unable to find work. Children are going hungry. In her teacher's village of New York City, people are starving because they do not have money to buy food. But can one small girl in Africa's Cameroon like Kedi make a difference all the way across the great salt river in America?