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August 11, 2009

14 Cows For America

There is a new children's book out on the bookshelves. It's called 14 Cows for America and is based on the true story of Kimeli Naiyomah.

Kimeli grew up in a small village in rural Kenya, a member of the Masai warrior tribe. He was homeless and his tribe did not value schooling, yet Kimeli managed to make his way to college in the United States.

Kimeli happened to be in New York when 9/11 occurred. When he went home several months later, his tribe had not heard of the tragedy. So he told them. What happened next made national headlines - and changed everything for Kimeli.

He talks with Janet Babin about the priceless gift his tribe made to the United States, and about his hopes for the future.

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