Valerie came to the U.S. alone because the rest of his family had been killed in CAR. He was living with a roommate (also from the CAR who spoke some French), however the roommate died earlier this week and so now he is by himself. I could tell that it meant so much for him to be able to have something to get his mind off of the recent death of his friend but also to have a connection with his home and his former life. It was really great to be able to share the book with him and be able to discuss what it means to him.
Well, I just wanted to share this story with you about my French connection I have been able to make right here in Kansas City.