Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl's Brave Fight to Walk
Rebeka Uwitonze was born in Rwanda with curled and twisted feet, which meant she had to crawl or be carried to get around. At nine years old, she gets an offer that could change her life. A doctor in the US might be able to turn her feet. But it means leaving her own family behind and going to America on her own.
Her Own Two Feet tells Rebeka's inspiring story through her eyes, with the help of one of her hosts. She travels from Rwanda to Austin, Texas, to join the Davis family, despite knowing almost no English. In the face of dozens of hospital visits and painful surgeries, Rebeka's incredible bravery and joyful spirit carry her to the opportunity of a lifetime. A stunning debut about hope, perseverance, and what becomes possible when you take a risk.
Glossary. “A Note from Rebeka.” “A Note from Meredith.” About Africa New Life Ministries. Black-and-white photographs.
JLG Release: Jan 2020
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal
School Library Journal
8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Level 4.8; Points: 5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A