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.
- ISBN: 9780670016549
- Author: Trent, Tererai
- Illustrator: Gilchrist, Jan Spivey
- Published: 2015 , Viking Books for Young Readers
- Themes: Dreams, education, Learning, Literacy, Women and girls
- Descriptors: Africa, Biography - Autobiography- Memoir, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9), Zimbabwe
- No. of pages: 40