This is the inspiring and uplifting story of those whose lives have been changed by the Selamta Children's home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A courageous and thoughtful group of Ethiopian orphans, along with the young Americans who have bonded with them, tell their remarkable stories through moving and heart warming conversations. Vibrant photographs and colourful graphics make the children's voices come alive. The heart-wrenching descriptions of the despair they have faced, the extraordinary challenges they have overcome, and the remarkable love they have found in their new families is a story of hope and survival that will resonate with every reader. When American students, Ethiopian professionals, generous sponsors, friends and advisors are added, an unlikely family is born. Like any family, what we get is often more than what we give.
Ben Beisswenger and Zoe Dmitrovsky are seniors at Dartmouth College, Christopher Beisswenger and Margaret Eldred are first year students at the University of Virginia, andMeron Foster attends college in England. Carolynne Krusi was previously a teacher, counselor, and a dean at Dartmouth College. All the authors have had their lives inexorably changed by the time they spent in Ethiopia.