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The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can: A True Story
Contributor(s): Trent, Tererai (Author), Gilchrist, Jan Spivey (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0670016543     ISBN-13: 9780670016549
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
OUR PRICE: $15.29  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2015
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Women
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - Africa
- Juvenile Nonfiction | School & Education
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2015008541
Age Level: 6-8
Grade Level: 1-3
Lexile Measure: 770 NC (Nonconforming Text)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 8.8" W x 11" (0.85 lbs) 40 pages
Themes:
- Cultural Region - African
- Sex & Gender - Girl's Interest
- Cultural Region - Southern Africa
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2015
School Library Journal 08/01/2015 pg. 124
Booklist 09/15/2015 pg. 57
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 188254
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
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.

 
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