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The girl who buried her dreams in a can

by Trent, Tererai, 1963-

Format: Print Book 2015.
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Biographies qj LA2388.Z552 T74 2015
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Trent describes both her connection to her homeland (once Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe) and her dream of education in this moving piece of autobiography. As a child, she longs to learn, but girls don't go to school. Her brother does, though, and he teaches her. As an adult, she meets an aid worker who comes to her village and helps her further reach her goals. Gilchrist's soft watercolor illustrations root this book in Africa, beginning with end pages that evoke traditional fabric. The landscape is lush and lovely, and there is a rainbow swirl of dreams as one girl's education begins, but the depictions of the women reflect a sense of determination in the face of a culture that does not educate them. The title refers to the local custom of burying a dream beneath the ground to be nurtured by Mother Earth but Trent creates a universal heroine by referring to her protagonist as the young girl or she. The author's note tells how her story became known worldwide (in part because of Oprah). The inspiring story of how one person can overcome difficulties and make a difference.--Ching, Edie Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Trent, Tererai, -- 1963- -- Juvenile literature.
Trent, Tererai, -- 1963-
Educators -- Zimbabwe -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Teachers -- Zimbabwe -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Educators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Teachers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Educators.
Teachers.
Autobiographies.
Publisher New York :2015.
Contributors Gilchrist, Jan Spivey, illustrator.
Audience Age 6-8.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780670016549
0670016543
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