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The Sudan Project: Rebuilding With the People of Darfur - A Young Person's Guide [Paperback]

By Melissa Leembruggen (Author)
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Item description for The Sudan Project: Rebuilding With the People of Darfur - A Young Person's Guide by Melissa Leembruggen...

Presents an A-Z introduction to the country of Sudan, and the region of Darfur specifically, highlighting the plight of the people there with factual information, photographs, and rhymes intended to inspire Christian charity and compassion.

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"The Sudan Project "helps make children aware of the devastating effects of poverty and war in Sudan, as well as the suffering of Darfur s people. As current as today s headlines, this significant work seeks to stir the conscience of an awakening America. The book focuses on the plight of the people of Darfur and encourages hope that they can flourish through the help readers can provide. Such organizations as the United Nations and UMCOR are working to provide relief to this forgotten region. For ages 9 12.

Based on the experiences of The Sudan Project mission by Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, OH, The Sudan Project has raised over $1.6 million for Darfur relief since 2004. A portion of the proceeds from this book go to help the people of Sudan through The Sudan Project. For more information, visit The Sudan Project.

"The Sudan Project" Teaches children about Sudan, through an A to Z overview of its history and culture, as well as how the social climate affects Sudanese lives. Helps children learn how they can be part of a worldwide relief effort taking place even as they read the book. Contains a glossary, lesson plans, a Sudanese recipe, discussion questions, service project ideas, and more Is ideal for directors of Christian education, pastors, teachers, parents and grandparents, libraries, and relief aid organizations.

Melissa Leembruggen is an author, motivational speaker, small group trainer/team builder, wife, and mother. She obtained a master s degree in communication from Auburn University, where she also worked as a communications specialist for the Auburn University School of Forestry. She lives in Beavercreek, Ohio, near Dayton and is a member of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, where she is an active volunteer with The Sudan Project.

Click here to view sample pages of "The Sudan Project.""

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Abingdon Press
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.5" Width: 7.92" Height: 0.14"
Weight:   0.39 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Publisher   Abingdon Church Supplies
Age  9-12
ISBN  068765050X  
ISBN13  9780687650507  

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A great book for kids about the problems in Darfur and the Sudan  Apr 1, 2009
It's hard to turn on the news and not get a report about the plight of people in Africa. Those in Darfur, in the Sudan, have been in the news a lot, with horrific stories about the death of thousands of people in that part of the word. Melissa Leembruggen, a member of the Ginghamsburg Church, was so touched with the story of these people, she decided to write a book for children to help them understand what's happening there; thus, The Sudan Project was created. In addition to being the title of the book, The Sudan Project is a special endeavor, sponsored by the Ginghamsburg Church, to help the people of Darfur. The church has been active in relief work in the region.

But this is more than just a story about Darfur and the Sudan Project. It is an interactive book, written partially as an alphabet book. Each letter of the alphabet features a short blurb and a short poem about the subject matter. Most of the sections include questions the author asks about the reader's thoughts.

Many words are highlighted in the text and are later defined in a Glossary in the book's end matter. There is also a section called "Unit Study Plan" which gives simple ideas for learning more about the Sudan Project. The lesson ideas are broken down into different study areas, like geography, science, history and art. Additional end material includes: "Questions for Further Discussion," "Hands-on Involvement," and a recipe for traditional Sudanese Lamb Stew.

The illustrations are mostly photos of people, places and things in the region that go along with the corresponding letter of the alphabet.

What I Like: Everything. This book provides a comprehensive look at the Sudan region and what is happening there. Its format is ideal for children, making it a perfect learning tool for the school or church classroom.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Excellent. 5 stars

Christine M. Irvin - Christian Children's Book Review

The Sudan Project: Rebuilding with the People of Darfur - A Young Person's Guide  Dec 29, 2008
This book provides a great way to show & explain some of the extreme circumstances that the people of Darfur (especially the children) endure. The author displays compassion & Christian love in her explanation of what the real story of Darfur looks like & feels like. The tragedy of Darfur needs this type of focused attention from all directions - thank you Melissa & team for the enlightenment!

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