by Patricia Newman
Illustrations by Mehrdokht Amini
Lightswitch Learning, 2018
“A wonderful story that captures the dreams and hopes of a young Kenyan girl wanting to be more!” –Eric Walters, author and founder of Creation of Hope, an orphanage in the Mbooni Region in Kenya
Every day Neema balances a heavy basket of fruit on her head and traces the dusty path to town that unwinds like a cheetah’s tail. She wants to go to school, but Mama cannot afford the uniform and supplies. Neema saves her money and dreams big dreams, until one day hope skips down the street wearing a red skirt and white shirt.
Also includes unique primary source interviews from students in Kenya.