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Joseph’s Big Ride

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Year: 2016
By: Terry Farish
ISBN: 9781554518050

Joseph is determined to ride a bike. There is one bike in the refugee camp that he has helped fix. The bike is too big for him. One day he spots a bike just the right size that belongs to a girl.

Joseph is willing to help her when she crashes, in return she lets him try out cycling. Joseph himself crashes multiple times before he eventually rides with glee. Children aged 6-7 have the opportunity to learn about refugee camp environments. The story resonates with the experience of trying to ride a bike combined with the larger life lesson of persistence.

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