MEREDITH DAVIS - Her Own Two Feet

 

Saturday, October 19th at 2 PM

Author
MEREDITH DAVIS
speaking & signing
Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl's Brave Fight to Walk

 

 


ABOUT HER OWN TWO FEET

Through her eyes, the moving story of a young Rwandan girl born with clubfeet and the risk she takes for the chance to walk on the bottoms of her feet for the first time.

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.


ABOUT MEREDITH DAVIS

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.


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Event date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 2:00pm
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Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl's Brave Fight to Walk (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338356373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - October 1st, 2019

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