Paseka, A Little Elephant, Brave. Signed copy.
Paseka, A Little Elephant, Brave is the incredible true story of an orphaned elephant calf who manages to escape from the poachers who killed her mother, but must then face the dangers of the African savannah.
Told from Paseka’s point of view, the story raises important issues about the interaction between humans and wildlife, and our role in its protection and conservation. It also encourages empathy, so often the catalyst for positive change. While written to create African literature for African children, the book’s relevance is universal.
Ruth James, an author and former schoolteacher who enjoys children's literature, serves on the board of the African Children's Book Box Society. The organization, which began as a literacy project in Kenya, is now primarily active in Tanzania providing portable libraries of books by African authors to schools that have few storybooks, even fewer featuring African children. It was during a visit to Africa that Ruth met Paseka, the little orphan elephant, and was inspired to share Paseka's story with children.