With over 700,000 books sold worldwide, the
CitizenKid collection takes global issues and makes them kid-sized. The latest edition
to the collection is THE RED BICYCLE: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle
by award-winning author Jude Isabella, with bright illustrations by Simone Shin. When a boy discovers that he’s outgrown
his beloved bicycle, Big Red, he’s happy to learn about a bike donation program in
his community that repairs and sends bikes to Africa. Big Red finds a home there with
Alisetta, who uses it to gain quicker access to her family’s crops and to the market.
Over time, it finds its way to a young woman who has a new purpose for the bicycle — renamed
Le Grand Rouge — delivering medications and bringing sick people to the hospital.
THE RED BICYCLE will teach young readers how simple acts of charity can have a significant
impact on the lives of others a world away.