illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Based on a real girl named Mutanu at a real orphanage in Kenya, this book describes the birthday celebration for orphans who often don't know their real birthdays. Run by the Creation of Hope, founded by the book's author Eric Walters, the book also includes some photographs, information, and a map at the end. Eugenie Fernandes' acrylic on paper illustrations are colorful and heartwarming, and the Zemke Hand typeface makes the large amount of text easier to read. The dust jacket doubles as a poster, and a portion of the book sales will go to Creation of Hope.
© Amanda Pape - 2015
[I received this hardbound book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program in exchange for a fair review. It will be donated to my university library collection.]