Young Nassali longs to read and write like her brother, but since her mother's death, Nassali is responsible for looking after her younger siblings and running the household. There is no time for books and learning. Then one day, she wakes up to More...
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Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Young Nassali longs to read and write like her brother, but since her mother's death, Nassali is responsible for looking after her younger siblings and running the household. There is no time for books and learning. Then one day, she wakes up to discover that her chores have been taken care of. It is her first gift day. From that day on, once a week, her brother gives Nassali the gift of time so that she can pursue her dream of an education, just as her mother would have wanted.
Kari-Lynn Winters is the author of <em Jeffrey and Sloth</em (2007), a picture book about the daunting task of overcoming writer's block, and <em The Meaning Maker</em , a children's play about reading strategies which is currently being toured throughout the Lower Mainland. A graduate of Canada's National Theatre School, she is currently performing with a Vancouver children's theatre group, The Tickle Trunk Players. <br <br Kari has taught a range of students in Canada and the United States, including pre-school, special education, primary, intermediate, high school, and now university teacher education. <br <br She is currently completing her Ph.D. in the Language and Literacy Department at UBC. Her research interests are children's literature, print literacy, and multimodal forms of learning. <br <br Kari's website is <a href="http://www.kariwinters.com" www.kariwinters.com</a .<br <br