This is a textbook intended for children in grade 2. There are simple discussions of history, government, economy, people, lifestyles, language, arts, leisure, food along with a map, facts, and a glossary.
What I Liked:
This publishing company always has great pictures in their books and this one is no exception. There are pictures of people working in a tea field, crafting, landscapes, animals, and students studying. Lots of nice pictures of everyday life in Kenya. The discussions are fairly simple and geared toward a second grader.
What I Didn’t Like:
The book mentions circumcision which is a fairly important ritual in Kenya, but isn’t necessary for a second grader to know about. In the glossary, the definition for circumcision is the removal of parts of certain sexual organs in males or females. Not exactly appropriate material for a seven to eight year old.
A review copy of Welcome to Kenya was sent by the publisher free of charge.