Gift Days by Kari-Lynn Winters

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Storytelling World Award honour book 2014

Rainforest of Reading Award nominee, 2013

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.


About Kari-Lynn Winters

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Kari-Lynn Winters is an author, poet, and performer. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario, where she teaches drama-in- education. She is the author of Buzz About Bees. Stephen Taylor has illustrated numerous children?s books, including educational publishings over a span of 20 years. He studied at the Ontario College of Art. He is also a fine artist who has showcased his art at Toronto arts festivals, including the Caribana art exhibits at the Royal Ontario Museum. Mr. Taylor was born in Dulwich, England and currently resides in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son.
Published November 30, 2012 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books.

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Gr 1–2—Nassali is growing up in Uganda. Her mother has died, and, as is customary in her culture, when a mother dies, the work of running the household, feeding the hungry mouths, and caring for the younger siblings falls to the eldest girl. Yet Nassali wants so much more than that for herself. H...

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