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CHARACTERS ✓ Today Is the Day ✓ Mutanu is excited As she goes about her chores she thinks about the day to come and what surprises it might bring For today is no ordinary day at the orphanage she lives in Every year the orphanage honors its newest arrivals by creating a birthday day especially for them From that moment forward the orphans have aDay      Based on real children in an orphanage in Kenya this lovely story shows how something as simple as a birthday something most of us take for granted can mean so much in another part of the worl. I don't know Felt kind of white savior y I get that it was trying to be sweet and hopeful but there was just something off about it

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Mutanu is excited As she goes about her chores she thinks about the day to come and what surprises it might bring For today is no ordinary day at the orphanage she lives in Every year the orphanage honors it. For many orphans their birthday is unknown This is a problem because without a record of birth the children are unable to have health care and and education Mutanuwho lives in an African orphanage is very excited A birthday is chosen for her She will receive a birth certificate and gifts Finally she is legally considered a real person and a citizen which is reason for celebration

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Today Is the DayS newest arrivals by creating a birthday day especially for them From that moment forward the orphans have a day that they know is theirs a day to celebrate a day to enjoy a day to remember And today is the. Another moving picture book based on the children in a Kenyan orphanage this picture book reminds readers that some birthdays go unnoticed until others find a special way to honor them Mutanu is beyond excited about this special day and even while she goes about her daily work she can't stop thinking about her birthday On this day Mutanu and all the other children in the orphanage receive gift bags party hats and cake to celebrate their birth Back matter includes a map photos of the real Mutanu and a puppy and an explanation for why so many children at the orphanage don't know their actual birth date Not only have these special days passed with no recognition in the past but there has been no celebration not even a slice of cake Without a birth certificate the children don't exist officially and one of the gifts they receive after the party is an official birth certificate with the birth date listed The acrylic illustrations and the engaging text insure that readers will be unable to forget Mutanu and the simple act of acknowledging her coming into the world Youngsters will be intrigued by her experience and the marvelous way the orphanage celebrates all the children's births on one day This picture book reminds readers to be grateful for what they have while also evoking compassion Paired with My Name Is Blessing and Hope Springs by the same creative team the picture books will certainly insure that youngsters and the adults in their lives never forget another birthday