The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can

The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can : A True Story

All Tererai ever wanted was an education. But in Zimbabwe, education for girls was hatigone - impossible. 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 can - an 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 organisation 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 watercolours will inspire young readers everywhere.

  • For ages: 6-8
  • Format: Hardback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 226 x 286 x 10mm | 403g
  • Publication date: 11 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Imprint: Viking Juvenile
  • Publication City/Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 0670016543
  • ISBN13: 9780670016549
  • Bestsellers rank: 300,796

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