When’s the last time you had clean water?
My answer is, three hours ago. But, that’s not the case for many people in the world. Many people have to walk for several days to get water, even though it’s not clean. Wow… often times we don’t even realize how privileged we are to have clean water right at our fingertips. My perspective certainly changed after reading this powerful book.
I Walk for Water
“I Walk For Water” is a children’s book portraying a powerful story about Ethiopian kids’ everyday lives. The book describes how these children spend many of their days trekking for water to help their family survive. Instead of going to school to get an education, these kids carry heavy buckets full of water on their shoulder every day. And the water from the well is not fresh. The only fresh water they get is from the rain, which often doesn’t come for days, weeks, or even months. Ah… can you imagine not having clean water for weeks?
Many of us take fresh water for granted. To us, having fresh water is the norm. I can simply fill up a clean glass of water from the fridge or turn on the faucet to wash my hands. Even if the water happens to be out in the house, the grocery store is right down the street. We oftentimes don’t realize that there are many people, including KIDS, who suffer from not having clean water. This book, “I Walk for Water” is an awe-inspiring and eye-opening story for kids age 5-8.
5 Reasons to Read “I Walk For Water”
- Beautiful illustrations that portray the hardships in Ethiopia
- Easy flow reading with rhyming
- A powerful message for kids to ponder
- A list of discussion questions for parents with answers in the back of the book
- Helps kids understand the lifestyle in the third-world country
A boy in Missouri read this book and was inspired to start a fundraiser. He raised enough money to create four water wells in various countries throughout the world. That’s incredible!
In order to help the authors earn money to publish this wonderful book, please donate to their cause at this link. Those who donate will receive a copy of this book and potentially more. Thank you for your help.
Here’s a great coloring page for you kids to enjoy.
Right click on the picture. Save As or Copy Image to copy onto Word Document to print.