Xhosa edition of the Winner at The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Books
Ayobami is an African girl who dreams of going to school. After war comes to an end, she can finally return to the schoolhouse. But in order to do so, she has to take a dangerous path through the jungle. Armed only with a piece of paper and a worn-out pencil, she embarks on a hazardous journey to fulfil her unweaving desire to learn and write. This is a tale about the importance of education, the difficulties that many children have to overcome to go to school, and the perseverance and enthusiasm of those who want to learn.
UAyobami uphupha ngokuya esikolweni. Kodwa ukufikelela endlwini yesikolo, kuya kufuneka athathe indlela eyingozi: leyo ikhokelela ehlathini. Eli libali ngokubaluleka kwemfundo, ubunzima ekufuneka baboyise abantwana abaninzi ukuya esikolweni, nokunyamezela nokuzimisela kwabo bafuna ukufunda.
Author: Pilar López Ávila
Publisher: Cuento de Luz SL
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 10.20h x 8.10w x 0.30d
Audience: Ages 4-8
About the Author
Pilar López Avila, is from Cáceres, Spain, and is teacher of biology for the last twelve years. She is also the mother of three children.Mar Azabal is a graduate in Geography, specialising in Administration and archive conservation. Her real dream was to create stories through drawing and illustration. She currently resides in Toledo, Spain, and spends her time teaching illustration courses for children, creating stories and enjoying raising her little child.