The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can

The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can

Book Title: The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can

Author: Dr Tererai Trent

Format: Hardback | 34 pages

Publication Date: 11 Jan 2016

ISBN-13: 9780670016549

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.