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The camel bookmobile
Masha Hamilton
Adult Fiction HAMILTO

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Summary: Fiona Sweeney wants to do something that matters, and she chooses to make her mark in the arid bush of northeastern Kenya. By helping to start a traveling library, she hopes to bring the words of Homer, Hemingway, and Dr. Seuss to far-flung tiny communities where people live daily with drought, hunger, and disease. Her intentions are honorable, and her rules are firm: due to the limited number of donated books, if any one of them is not returned, the bookmobile will not return. But, encumbered by her Western values, Fi does not understand the people she seeks to help. And in the impoverished small community of Mididima, she finds herself caught in the middle of a volatile local struggle when the bookmobile's presence sparks a dangerous feud between the proponents of modernization and those who fear the loss of traditional ways.


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main characters Fiona Sweeney
Female
Age: 36
Naive
Wants to make a difference in the world; runs a mobile library.

Matani
Male
African
Teacher

Kanika
Female
African
Vivacious; loves the mobile library and the knowledge it brings.

Jwahir
Female
African
Matani's wife; against the mobile library; feels the books go against their tradition and oral history.



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