Only the Mountains Do Not Move
Rich photographs showcase the vitality and bold colors of the Maasai, whose traditional lifestyle and herding techniques are being altered due to weather changes and the development of formal preserves that hinder the spaces available for grazing. This joyous story of the dance between tradition and change has a welcome place in any library. The dazzling smiles - aided by a special tree branch used as a natural antiseptic toothbrush - raise important questions for American readers about where true joy comes from. Back matter includes a glossary and information about the author’s fact-checking with experts. Highly recommended.