When I Get Older: The Story behind "Wavin' Flag"

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Product Description: In his first book for children, Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, and songwriter K'NAAN tells his own story. Born Keinan Abdi Warsame in Somalia, he grew up in Mogadishu. His grandfather was a renowned poet who passed on his love of words to his grandson. When the Somali Civil War began in 1991, K'NAAN was just thirteen. His mother made the difficult decision to move her family so that they could grow up in safety. K'NAAN's love of music, and his enormous talent, became a way for him to connect with his past, with his classmates, and eventually, to millions of people around the world when his hit "Wavin' Flag" was selected as the FIFA World Cup theme.

Age Level: 6-9
Publisher: Tundra Books