Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl's Brave Fight to Walk (Scholastic Focus)

Meredith Davis (Author) Rebeka Uwitonze (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Scholastic
Publish Date
October 01, 2019
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781338356373

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About the Author

Meredith Davis worked at an independent children's bookstore and started the Austin chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators before earning her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives and writes in Austin, Texas.

Rebeka Uwitonze goes to school in Kayonza, Rwanda, and spends her holidays at her home in Bugesera. She was born with arthrogryposis, a disease that caused her joints to contract, resulting in stiffness, clubfeet, and muscle atrophy in her arms. Her Own Two Feet is her debut book, in which she is able to share her inspiring story with the world. To find out more about Rebeka, go to herowntwofeet.com.

Reviews

* ...the authors sensitively convey Uwitonze's wealth of strength through adversity and the familial love...that helped her navigate her experience. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Touching. -- Kirkus Reviews

A stunning debut about hope, perseverance, and what becomes possible when you take a risk. -- Junior Library Guild, Winter 2020 selection

This book deserves a place in every library. It is a testimony to the power of faith and perseverance. -- Patricia S. Brown, Educational Reviewer, School Library Connection