" A true story accompanied by beautiful realistic artwork about a girl overcoming a lack of allowance to her education and literacy. She makes her way to America where she earns 2 degrees and returns home to teach the African children there. Very inspirational and warm with the watercolor work. " Ava M. said.
" Best of 2015. A bit clunky at times, but full of hope and worth. Great message for our children. Pictures are ok. " Amanda said.
" Universal education is more powerful than we, as Americans, realized! The quality of a public education is the mark of a nations greatness. " Beth said.
" A moving autobiography about a little girl who grew up in Rhodesia where she taught herself to read from her brother's school books. She worked very hard and eventually gained an education in the US. It's a picture book elevated by Gilchrist's gorgeous illustrations. " Cara Byrne said.
" A picture book memoir about how a young woman pursued her education in Zimbabwe, continued to dream of higher education, and then succeed in getting her PhD in the United States. Love the "Dear Reading" and Afterword at the end of this book along with the photographs. " Lindsey said.
" Beautiful moving story. The fact that its a true story makes it so significant and moving. This book is a must read. I would share this book to my class to empower my girls and make all of my students thankful for the opportunities they have. " Hector Gutierrez said.
" True story of a girl from now-Zimbabwe who wasn't allowed to go to school, but still dreamed of studying and learning. Eventually, she earned a doctorate from the U.S. returned to her land to continue to help and teach her people. Would be a great example of perseverance and following your dreams (and appreciating school! :)). " W.H. Beck said.
" Everything is possible when you fight for it and work hard at it. For a young girl, her dream was to be allowed to learn to read and write in the African land of Zimbabwe which did not allow such frivolities for young girls.The young girl found a way and through her lifetime, changed the ways of her land in such matters.A true story, Dr. Tererai Trent wrote this picture book to inspire and uplift and show all things are possible.Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist and published by Viking. " Traci Bold said.