First Come the Zebra

Product Description: One day when Abaani, a Maasai boy, takes his family's cattle out to graze, he is surprised to see a Kikuyu boy, Haki, tending a new fruit and vegetable stall alongside the road. The boys know of the traditional conflicts between the Maasai and the Kikuyu. They take an immediate dislike to each other, but when a dangerous situation suddenly arises, the boys act quickly. Little do the boys know they have also taken the first step in overcoming their differences and forging a path to friendship. Framed by the annual great migration of animals to Kenya, First Come the Zebra looks beyond current conflicts toward the hope for peaceful coexistence.

Age Level: 6-9
Publisher: Lee and Low Books
Book Theme: Stories from Africa