14 Cows for America is a moving story about people caring for others and serving as light in a dark time. The Maasai people of Africa gave a precious gift to the people of America when they learned of the events of September 11, 2001. To them, the cow represented life, so they gave fourteen cows to America. These cows were blessed and can never be slaughtered. They represent life in a time of sadness, grief, and death.
Since many elementary school children do not remember what happened on September 11th (or were not yet born), I think this book will be a powerful tool in explaining how the entire world was impacted by the events of that day and how everyone, regardless of nationality, wealth, or other differences, came together as one.