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The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can

Tererai Trent


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ISBN: 9780670016549
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In Zimbabwe, education for girls was impossible. So Tererai taught herself to read and write with her brother's schoolbooks. When Tererai became a wife and mother at a very young age, she wrote her goals on a scrap of paper and buried them in a can - an ancient ritual that reminded Tererai that she couldn't give up on her dreams.
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  • Hardcover
    $35.33
ISBN: 9780670016549
ANNOTATION:
In Zimbabwe, education for girls was impossible. So Tererai taught herself to read and write with her brother's schoolbooks. When Tererai became a wife and mother at a very young age, she wrote her goals on a scrap of paper and buried them in a can - an ancient ritual that reminded Tererai that she couldn't give up on her dreams.

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In Zimbabwe, education for girls was impossible. So Tererai taught herself to read and write with her brother's schoolbooks. When Tererai became a wife and mother at a very young age, she wrote her goals on a scrap of paper and buried them in a can - an ancient ritual that reminded Tererai that she couldn't give up on her dreams.

Publisher Description

This is the story of alittlegirl withbigdreams.

All the girl ever wanted was an education. But in Rhodesia, education for girls was nearly impossible. So she taught herself to read and write with her brother's schoolbooks and to count while watching cattle graze.

When the girl became a young wife and mother, she wrote her goals on a scrap of paper and buried them in a can-an ancient ritual that reminded her that she couldn't give up on her dreams.

She dreamed of going to America and earning one degree; then a second, even higher; and a third, the highest. And she hoped to bring education to all the girls and boys of her village.

Would her dreams ever come true?

Illustrated with Jan Spivey Gilchrist's graceful watercolors, Dr. Tererai Trent's true story of perseverance is sure to inspire readers of all ages.

Author Biography

Dr. Tererai Trent grew up in a rural village in Rhodesia, a region now known as Zimbabwe. She is a scholar and humanitarian who travels all over the world to speak about the importance of a quality education. In 2011, she started a foundation to bring educational opportunities to children growing up in her hometown. Tererai now splits her time between central California and Zimbabwe. To find out more about her life and her foundation, Tererai Trent International, please visit www.tt-international.org/.

Review

PRAISE FOR THE GIRL WHO BURIED HER DREAMS IN A CAN "Like Malala Yousafzai's story, this picture book can lead to conversations about education around the world and the connections between literacy and freedom." --Los Angeles Times

"Watercolor illustrations and compelling language and imagery round out this inspiring story." --School Library Connection, starred review!

"An inspirational look at one woman's journey from ambition and vision to the reality of schooling and schools." --Kirkus Reviews

"Lyrically described...A wonderful selection for discussing the importance of education." --School Library Journal

"Moving...The inspiring story of how one person can overcome difficulties and make a difference." --Booklist

Product Details

Author
Tererai Trent
Short Title
GIRL WHO BURIED HER DREAMS IN
Pages
40
Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Language
English
Illustrator
Jan Spivey Gilchrist
ISBN-10
0670016543
ISBN-13
9780670016549
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United States
Audience Age
6-8
Illustrations
illustrations
Year
2016
Publication Date
2016-01-11