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ETFO Voice says “In a Cloud of Dust demonstrates kindness and the idea of paying it forward”

October 26th, 2017

“Fullerton notes that in Tanzania and other parts of Africa, there are still millions of people who cannot afford transportation….Some NGOs donate bicycles and open bicycle libraries where children can sign out a bicycle. In a Cloud of Dust lists organizations in North America that donate bicycles to Africa….Learning more about these organizations and doing fundraising in […]

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Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview Center highly recommends In a Cloud of Dust “to increase awareness of life in different…parts of the world”

July 20th, 2017

“…The bright, appealing illustrations carry the joy that the bicycles bring to the students through gold and orange washes, though specifics of the Tanzanian countryside are often lacking. Verdict: Highly recommended for preschool, elementary and public libraries to increase awareness of life in different cultures and parts of the world.” —Jane Cothron Click here to read the […]

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Deines’ illustrations “shimmer,” says Booklist of In a Cloud of Dust

August 17th, 2015

“There’s much excitement in a Tanzanian village when the bicycle library arrives in a cloud of dust. There are bikes for all the children except Anna, who arrives too late. Her disappointment is tangible, but rather than feel sorry for herself, she helps her friends learn to ride their new bicycles. She supports, balances, encourages, […]

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Publishers Weekly praises In a Cloud of Dust

June 30th, 2015

 “Through the fictional story of a Tanzanian girl named Anna, Fullerton (Community Soup) and Deines (Bear on the Homefront) reveal how bicycles can change the lives of children whose families lack access to motorized transportation. Opening on “a little schoolhouse [that] sits at the end of a dusty road,” Deines shows Anna working indoors at […]

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Kirkus Reviews praises In a Cloud of Dust

June 10th, 2015

“In Tanzania, a bicycle lending library provides joy for village schoolchildren. When the truck full of bicycles arrives at Anna’s school, there aren’t quite enough for hardworking Anna to get one, at first, but she helps her friends learn to ride, and on their way home, she gets her turn. In A Good Trade, illustrated […]

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