The Roads to Reading Initiative is making Saba: Under the Hyena’s Foot available for donation by the case. There are 24 books in each case and there are 10 cases of books available for donation. The requesting organization will have to cover the cost of shipping. The cost of the shipping is $20.00 per case.The face value of the case is $190.56. The same books are selling for 14.00 per book on Abebooks.com and Amazon.com.
Only organizations that are registered with the Roads to Reading are eligible for the book offer. Non-profits, schools and child care organizations are eligible for books. If you have not registered use this link to register your organization: http://pwirtr.org/register.
We will send you an invoice for the shipping cost via PayPal. Please pay the invoice within 24 hours. The books will be shipped on October 25th and will take 5-8 days to arrive at your organization. Please send your questions and request to Maribel Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kurtz admirably offers readers the story of a young girl first and the historical details and political intrigue of Ethiopia in 1846 second. Saba is a simple country girl, living with her brother and overly protective grandmother. Suspense builds as the children disobediently venture out of their home. Kidnapped and taken to a faraway palace, Saba is confused, but by paying close attention to details, she is able to make sense of events. Her lack of understanding of the ways of the court gradually turns into an awareness of a severe, albeit camouflaged, threat to herself and her brother. Politics is at the heart of the story and complicated family relationships at the heart of the dilemma. Kurtz keeps the pages turning as she reveals Saba and her brother’s place in the emperor’s line. A descendant of the biblical Queen of Sheba, clever and resourceful Saba is determined to save not just herself, but her brother as well. It’s gratifying that a title this well written and culturally sensitive is now available since there are so few good novels about Africa, and especially Ethiopia, that provide a sense of the rich history in that part of the world. Carol A. Edwards, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa, CA
Age Range: 10 and up
Series: Girls of Many Lands
Paperback: 207 pages
Publisher: American Girl; First Printing edition (September 2003)