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Deborah has 12 family members. She gets up at 5:30 to wash dishes, sweep, and carry water from a well before she goes to school. After school, Deborah and her sisters make fufu and she plays ampe with her friends. Emmanuel serves as an altar boy for a funeral, then he visits a shop where coffins are created in shapes meaningful to the deceased.

In Accra, Emmanuel, age ten, lives with his parents, sister and aunt. He serves as an altar boy for a funeral that starts in the morning and ends in the afternoon, then we visit a shop where coffins are created in shapes meaningful to the deceased: a fish for a fisherman, a banana for a farmer, etc.

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Visit eight-year-old Phoebe on her family’s farm as she gathers eggs, helps round up and shear sheep and learns to ride her new motorcycle. She enjoys Sports Day at school and takes violin and ballet lessons afterward.

Josh, age seven, lives with his sister and parents in Sydney. He takes care of the family pets that include rabbits, fish, a parrot, and chickens. We visit Josh’s school, follow his dad to his work as a journalist and his writer-mother as she shops for groceries. Then we sit in on Josh’s piano lesson.

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Deborah has 12 family members. She gets up at 5:30 to wash dishes, sweep, and carry water from a well before she goes to school. After school, Deborah and her sisters make fufu and she plays ampe with her friends. Emmanuel serves as an altar boy for a funeral, then he visits a shop where coffins are created in shapes meaningful to the deceased.

In Accra, Emmanuel, age ten, lives with his parents, sister and aunt. He serves as an altar boy for a funeral that starts in the morning and ends in the afternoon, then we visit a shop where coffins are created in shapes meaningful to the deceased: a fish for a fisherman, a banana for a farmer, etc.