Have you seen our new children’s book, Under the Mango Tree? Written by Executive Director Chris Field and illustrated and designed by Communications Specialist Gretchen Nickson, this book tells the story of our process and work in Ghana on a level that is appropriate and engaging for children.
The catalyst for this book was simple. We’ve had the chance to tell the story of the trafficked children in Ghana to thousands of adults. A big part of that story includes our encouragement for people of all ages to make a difference, to act boldly when they see injustices, and to believe that ordinary people can change the world. As we’ve told this story to adults, many responded with two common questions: “How can I teach my kids about this important issue without frightening them?” and “How can I raise children who are inspired and empowered to make a difference in the world?” This book is our response to those important questions.
We believe deeply in the message of this book and are certain it will be different than any of the other books on your child’s bookshelf. Not only will it help your child to become more globally minded but it will also introduce local words from the most popular dialect in Ghana and includes meaningful discussion questions for parents and children to talk about together.
This is not merely a story–it’s an invitation for your child to begin dreaming and planning for how they can use their gifts and life to make the world a better place.