by Kari-Lynn Winters
Young Nassali longs to learn to read and write like her brother, Baaba. 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, Baaba 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 Author Biography
Kari-Lynn Winters is a picture book author, poet, and performer. She enjoys being in the classroom in any capacity, as a presenter, a teacher, or as a student. Kari didn’t always consider herself a writer. In fact, many of her elementary school years were spent struggling to write. It was her love of storytelling, theatre, and children’s literature that brought Kari to try her skills at writing. Kari-Lynn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.