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Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can (School And Library) (Dr. Tererai Trent)
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An inspirational picture book autobiography from Oprah Winfrey’s "All-Time Favorite Guest”This is the story of a little girl with big dreams.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.
All Tererai ever wanted was an education. But in Zimbabwe, education for girls washatigoneimpossible. So Tererai taught herself to read and write with her brother?s schoolbooks and solved math problems while watching cattle graze. 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 canan ancient ritual that reminded Tererai that she couldn't give up on her dreams.
Today, Dr. Tererai Trent holds four advanced degrees and is the founder of Tererai Trent International, a charitable organization that creates educational opportunities for girls and women in sub-Saharan Africa. Tererai's remarkable story and award-winning illustrator Jan Spivey Gilchrist's graceful watercolors will inspire young readers everywhere.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Dr. Tererai Trent
Street Date: October 6, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-8339