GETTING TO KNOW UNITED NATIONS CRUSADERS by Jim Breetveld

GETTING TO KNOW UNITED NATIONS CRUSADERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A book direly needed, where each page contributes a portion of the answer to ""What is UNICEF?"" The diversified purposes of UNICEF are sharply brought into focus right at the beginning with a dramatic personified list of ""I ams""; ""I am a cup of milk, I am dry shoes, I am many things"", etc. A diary of a doctor illustrates how UNICEF helped defeat malaria, poor sanitation and ignorance in a Mexican village, a letter from a Moroccan boy describes a grim earthquake through which he managed to survive because of UNICEF, and in Thailand a young victim of leprosy overcomes fear and shame sufficiently to accept the medical aid UNICEF provided. Specific fund-raising activities American children may engage in are suggested, and the book ends fittingly with excerpts from the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Here, the workings and ideals of this organization vigorously come to life through real experiences and enthusiastic intelligible writing. A more exact title might have better conveyed the content.

Pub Date: Feb. 14th, 1960
Publisher: Coward-McCann